Picture from Renesys.com
Prior to the recent activation of Internet service to Lebanon via the IMEWE submarine cable, Internet service in Lebanon was labeled the “world’s slowest” due to its dependence on a combination of antiquated submarine cables built in the mid-1990’s and high-latency satellite service. However, as high-speed Internet service via IMEWE expanded in recent months, today’s outage reveals Lebanon’s new dependence on this lone modern connection to the outside world.
Renesys.com blogger Doug Madory wrote a nice article explaining what happened yesterday in Lebanon and illustrating the problem using graphs. Check it out [Lebanon Loses Lone Link].
is it just me or it looks like a Ø®Ø§Ø²ÙˆÙ‚ ?
I heard one time the minister of COmmunication with Marcel Ghanem saying that Lebanon is negotiating the lease of a backup line, because without it, internet will not be a reliable business tool.