FRANKFURT, Germany and DUBAI, UAE, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/
In the past week a number of submarine cables suffered major outages, severely disrupting internet connectivity between the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Renesys, a provider of information on worldwide internet operations, reported in its blog that EASSy, SEACOM and Sea-Me-We-4 (SMW4) submarine cables suffered disruptions. EASSy and SEACOM outages temporarily wiped out internet connectivity in parts of East Africa, from Djibouti to South Africa. Sea-We-Me-4, the primary internet backbone between Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Europe, failed on 27 March 2013 at 6:20 UTC, leading to a widespread disruption of internet services from Egypt all the way to Pakistan.