24 hour Internet outage

PTCL has announced an 24 hour Internet outage(6th headline down) due to repairs and upgrade to SeaMeWe-3 cable. The repairs have been ongoing since Sep 26, 2004 and should be a sigh of relief for many ISPs suffering from consistent outages. PTCL will provide satellite uplink during the outage for voice and private leases.

We can only hope our infrastructure becomes reliable enough for Call Centers which usually require 99.999% (5 9s in geek speak) uptime.

Update: Turned out Daily Times shows today’s date on all their archive pages and this story was 2 years old.

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3 Responses to “24 hour Internet outage”

  1. haq says:

    this story is oldThis story is from 2003. Note the date embedded in the link - http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-10-2003_pg10_2. The Daily Times page is misleading because it displays the current date on the page, rather than the date the story was actually posted.

  2. halai says:

    exactly identifying why weexactly identifying why we need better bandwidth, and more tools necessary to keep our technologies and information up to date.

  3. Anonymous says:

    RE: exactly identifying why wethe date issue is just plain BAD design.