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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Taiwan Earthquake Fiber Cuts: a Service Provider View
Meeting: NANOG39
Date / Time: 2007-02-05 9:15am - 9:45am
Room: Osgoode Ballroom
Presenters: Speakers:

Sylvie LaPerrière, Teleglobe - VSNLI

Sylvie LaPerrière is Director of Peering and Commercial Operations at Teleglobe, a VSNL International company. She is responsible for overseeing the company’s Internet expansion and market management worldwide. She is also Chair of the Teleglobe Peering Committee. Ms. LaPerrière joined the company in 1993 and launched Teleglobe’s first Internet service in 1995. Since 2002 she has been leading Teleglobe’s global Internet expansion into new markets. Ms. LaPerrière has 13 years of extensive experience in product management for telecommunication services. Ms. LaPerrière earned her Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Information Systems from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal.
Abstract: A succession of major earthquakes in the Luzon Strait on December 26, 2006 caused 7 out of 8 undersea ring-protected subsea cable systems to fail, interrupting the majority of voice, data and Internet communications in Southeast Asia. The physical subsea routes required to build an Internet backbone from the USA to Southeast Asia are depicted. Natural catastrophes remind service providers that physical route diversity planning over multiple subsea cable assets laid in close proximity (Luzon Strait) might not be enough. The severity of damages is shown and the adversity of cable repair conditions and timeline explained. The current growth of Internet traffic within the Asia Pacific region is creating economic incentives to build future cables on a westward route to Europe thus reducing dependency on the Luzon strait route.
Files: pdfSylvie LaPerrière Presentation(PDF)
youtubeTaiwan Earthquake Fiber
Sponsors: None.

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