Need for redundancy highlighted again


Posted by Rohan Samarajiva on January 31, 2008  /  1 Comments

Indian outsourcing sector hit by Internet disruption – LANKA BUSINESS ONLINE

India’s vital outsourcing industry, which relies heavily on the Internet, was grappling with a major communications disruption Thursday after damage to undersea cables thousands of kilometres away in the Mediterranean.

Internet connections may take up to 15 days to return to normal, businesses said, adding that telecommunications in neighbouring Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were also affected.

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  1. Reports about massive Internet disruptions are exaggerated. There was a drop in Internet speed briefly the day before. But Internet traffic has been quite effectively re-routed through other cables. VSNL & FLAG own about 40% of world’s undersea bandwith. There is far more redunancy in India than in some of the South east asian countries where cable snaps resulted in Internet blackouts.

    Also, since Sri Lanka also relies on SEMEWE4 if acconts of massive disruptions were true, you folks wouldn’t have Internet access either.