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RE: Undersea fiber cut after Taiwan earthquake - PCCW / Singtel / KT e tc connectivity disrupted
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Rod Beck wrote:
Unfortunately it is news to the decision makers, the buyers of network capacity at many of the major IP backbones. Indeed, the Atlantic route has problems quite similar to the Pacific.
If this is news to them, perhaps its time to get new decision makers and buyers of network capacity at major IP backbones :-)
Unfotunately people have to learn the same lessons over and over again.
"End-to-end multi-carrier circuit diversity assurance currently cannot be conducted in a scalable manner. The cost and level of manual effort required demonstrated that an ongoing program for end-to-end multi-carrier circuit diversity assurance cannot currently be widely offered."
"The NDAI report confirmed our suspicions that diversity assurance is not for the meek," Malphrus added. "It is expensive and requires commitment by the customer to work closely with carriers in performing due diligence. Until the problem is solved, circuit route diversity should not be promoted as a general customer best practice."