Satellite Based Internet Connection

Satellite Based Internet Connection

  • Submitted By: dhiraj
  • Date Submitted: 03/07/2009 12:58 PM
  • Category: Technology
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We are facing many problems due to wired connection dependency.

Two countries and far separated areas are connected through wired connection. It may be terrestrial or under sea optical cable connection. We are facing severe problems when these lines undergo any damage. These wires are damaged or cut due to many reasons such as natural calamities, like earthquakes, storms etc and human actions such as anchoring the ships and many more.

➢ Effects:

Many areas of the world are affected by such internet connection cable damages. These areas get isolated from other world. Many firms and industries situated In those regions cannot communicate with other firms and their headquarters situated in other part of the world.

Educational institutes, small firms and general users also suffer a lot.


30 January

On 30 January 2008, news agencies reported Internet services were widely disrupted in the Middle East and in the Indian subcontinent following damage to the SEA-ME-WE 4 and FLAG Telecom cables in the Mediterranean Sea.
The damage to the two systems occurred separately several kilometers apart near Alexandria.
While the respective contributions of the two cable systems to this blackout is unclear. A number of sources speculated these were caused by a dragging ship anchor near Alexandria. The Economist reported that an earthquake may have caused the cable to fault.


Disruptions of 70 percent in Egypt and 60 percent in India were reported, along with problems in Afghanistan-AWCC, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Maldives, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
1.7 million Internet users in the UAE were affected by the Internet disruption. The submarine cable cuts in FLAG Europe-Asia cable 8.3 km away from Alexandria, Egypt and SEA-ME-WE 4 affected at least 60 million users in India, 12 million in Pakistan, six million in Egypt and 4.7 million in Saudi Arabia. A router...

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