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RE: Undersea fiber cut after Taiwan earthquake - PCCW / Singtel / KT e tc connectivity disrupted
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Fergie wrote:
This really has more to do with analogies regarding organizations such as DeBeers, and less with Murphy's Law. :-)
No, its not a scarcity argument. You have the same problem regardless
of the number of carriers or fibers or routes. There wasn't a lack of
alternate capacity in Asia. Almost all service was restored even though the cables are still being repaired.
Its an assurance problem, not an engineering problem.