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BSNL Internet running at less than 80% capacity due to under-sea cable cuts

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April 1, 2013, 12:54 IST

Nikhil Pradhan

Three under-sea cables connecting India to Europe and the Middle-East suffered from multiple cuts last week.
BSNL Internet running at less than 80% capacity due to under-sea cable cuts

BSNL has released a statement revealing that its Internet capacity has dropped by 21% thanks to fiber cuts in three undersea cables that are responsible for global connectivity. According to a story by NDTV, it’s still not clear if the cable cuts have resulted in sub-par Internet connectivity for BSNL users since the BSNL customers we spoke to did not notice any anomalies in Internet speeds and connectivity.

Two of the undersea cables that suffered from cuts are managed by Tata Communications- the IWEWE cable system connects India to Europe via the Middle East and the SMW4 cable system connects South East Asia to Europe. In a statement, Tata Communications confirmed the cable cut and said that some customers could have noticed service disruptions last Wednesday.

We had earlier done a story on how these under-sea cable cuts could have been responsible for slow Internet speeds last week rather than the more publicized massive DDoS attack waged on Spamhaus, that was initially blamed for global Internet slowdown. If you’re still suffering from abnormally low Internet speeds, you should get in touch with your ISP since the companies managing the affected under-sea cables have said that services should be back to normal.

Source: NDTV


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