Robot dives in to find internet sea break
Internet and telephone services between Europe, the Middle East and Asia have been severely disrupted after three submarine cables in the Mediterranean Sea were cut. Engineers have been working on to restore the services. The undersea cables are believed to be responsible for rupture the fibre in the mediterranean which has affected internet in more than 15 countries.
The cables, which carry more than 75 per cent of all communication traffic between Europe and the Middle East, were broken last week in what experts said was an illustration of the vulnerability of modern communications. “Undersea cables connect the world,” Alan Mauldin, research director of TeleGeography, a telecommunications analysis firm, said. “But they are subject to external events. If three of them break, that causes a severe problem.”
Internet capacity to Egypt, India and Saudi Arabia was reduced by more than 50 per cent, according to France Télécom, the French operator which is responsible for maintenance of the two damaged Sea Me We cables in the Mediterranean. Sudan and the Maldive Islands lost all internet connections, officials said..