Men arrested for trying to sever undersea Internet cable

Men arrested for trying to sever undersea Internet cable
Egyptian police have arrested three men this week for trying to sever an undersea Internet cable.

The cable, the SEA-ME-WE 4 main line, is part of a larger network that connects the Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe and has a total of 39 landing points.



Telecom Egypt owns the line, which was in Alexandria, and ISP Seacom said the attack reduced network speed in Egypt temporarily.

"The armed forces foiled an attempt and arrested three divers while they were cutting a submarine cable," said the authorities.

Seacom was quick to respond: "SEACOM can confirm that at 06:20 GMT 27 March, the SMW4 cable system suffered a cable cut off the coast of Egypt. Earlier this morning, SEACOM had restored all services on both SMW4 and IMEWE cable systems."

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 28 Mar 2013 12:20
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Internet Cable Egypt Seacom
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  • 5 comments
  • cazer

    Why? Simply?

    28.3.2013 22:16 #1

  • ddp

    if it is copper then that is why.

    28.3.2013 22:44 #2

  • ahsen

    how long this cable be in use? when it been laid there?

    29.3.2013 09:28 #3

  • dEwMe

    Didn't know the middle ages had divers. They oughta throw a few high voltage cables in there. Then they can see God next time they wanna be stupid.

    Just my $0.02,

    dEwMe

    29.3.2013 13:16 #4

  • Mrguss

    Originally posted by dEwMe: Didn't know the middle ages had divers. They oughta throw a few high voltage cables in there. Then they can see God next time they wanna be stupid.
    Just so you know:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TZs8d9ZsnM

    +5000

    30.3.2013 15:25 #5

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