More news on vicious-malicious activity which resulted in a number of countries facing annoyingly slow speeds, if any at all.
In more detail, the link between Europe, the UK, the Middle East and East Africa which was meant to deliver high-speed broadband services, had been, according to some, cut off by no-gooders. Others thought it simply happened due to coinciding circumstances.
A series of coincident events or not, as many as nine countries had connectivity issues, which resulted in working networks being overloaded with traffic.
Some of the freshest cut-offs:
- TEAM – East African Marine Systems;
– EIG – Europe India Gateway;
– SMW-3 – South East Asia Middle East Western Europe-3;
– EASCY – Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System.
The Daily Monitor reported an anonymous spokesperson from Airtel as commenting:
“The Eascy and Teams cables were cut by malicious people at the weekend and this is causing connection problems. All internet providers, particularly Orange and Airtel, have been affected because they all depend on these cables for service provision.”
Meanwhile, the head of West Indian Ocean Cable Co. said it was nothing but a ship’s anchor that caused the cut off and consequently the disruption of the services.
Broadbanwatcher predicts it may well be a combination of both. As the majority of internet traffic floats via undersea cables, it can be damaged easily, maliciously or otherwise.