From: Robert Bonomi (no email)
Date: Tue Aug 24 2004 - 09:20:29 EDT
> From Tue Aug 24 08:01:15 2004
> Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 13:57:29 +0100 (WEST)
> From: Carlos Friacas <>
> To: Bruce Campbell <>
> Cc: nanog list <>
> Subject: Re: More on Sri Lanka fiber outage....
> On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, Bruce Campbell wrote:
> > On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Tony Li wrote:
> > > Did they arrest the crew? They have grounds on negligence
> > > charges...
> > The crew of the ship for having dropped anchor presumably in defiance of
> > 'Undersea cable, Do not anchor here' signs, or the telco for having sited
> > a critical communications cable near/beneath a busy port ?
> > --==--
> > Bruce.
> > ( Of course, I don't know the specifics, but if you have a choice, running
> > your very-special undersea cable beneath a port would seem to be a bad
> > idea )
> ...an alternative ISP would have made big bucks during those blockout
> days using some satellite gear, no? ;-)
subject to the availability of:
adequate bandwidth _to_ the uplink stations
available satellites in 'line-of-sight'
available transponder time on useable satellites.
cost of that time.
available 'downlink' earth receiving station(s)
adequate bandwith connectins _from_ downlink points.
cost of the downlink service
Getting significant bandwidth on a satellite link, for any extended
period, takes a *lot* of advance negotiation and arrangements.