TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,683 Reviews & Articles | 36,177 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

Syria regains Internet connectivity after 19 hours, outage believed to be caused by 'optical cable malfunction'

Syria's Internet connectivity returning to normal after 19-hour outage

| Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: May 8, 2013 7:31 pm

Internet connectivity is returning to normal in war-torn Syria. Multiple different sources have confirmed that connectivity has returned to the region, though a specific cause can't be determined as of yet. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency is reporting that the outage was a result of an optic cable malfunction.

 

TweakTown image syria_regains_internet_connectivity_after_19_hours_outage_believed_to_be_caused_by_optical_cable_malfunction

 

Of course, being a state-run media, it's very possible this report could be inaccurate. What I still find extremely scary is the fact that an entire country can drop off of the Internet just like that. This is a case where we need to come up with a more redundant and reliable network.

 

TweakTown image syria_regains_internet_connectivity_after_19_hours_outage_believed_to_be_caused_by_optical_cable_malfunctionTweakTown image syria_regains_internet_connectivity_after_19_hours_outage_believed_to_be_caused_by_optical_cable_malfunction

NEWS SOURCE
Thenextweb.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Connectivity & Communications news at our Connectivity & Communications news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below