The broken undersea cables were said to be repaired by December 31,2008.However,it doesn’t seem to be realized now.
A recent report from The National said a representative from UAE-based Telco, Etisalat said repairs along the cable system stretched beyond Thursday, as initially projected, because of complications in a cable located off Egypt.
I did some loading tests on speedtest.net .Let’s figure out:
This result was tested on a nearest local server.It could be treated to be a rough reference.
Those two results were tested to the servers in China.It was considered to be fair performances.
These two were tested on the servers in UK and US.The congestions may be caused by the reroutes from the other affected areas by the incident and so leads to high ping and lower speeds.
Egypt is influenced hugely by the incident.The above one was tested on the server there.The snaillike speed and high latency have shown the issue clearly.
It’s only the thing happened in Mediterranean sea,but impacting on almost all countries.Thus,this current incident may just describe that Internet makes the world smaller in an abnormal way.Of course,I think it also tells those Telecom giants that investments are strongly needed in order to build up more ‘broad roads’ to eliminate or relieve some congestions.
I believe that most netizens are looking forward to a faster Internet service,so do I.Hopefully the repairs could be done the sooner the better.