Unplanned: Undersea cable snap between UK & Netherland

02:57 Aug 27 2012 United Kingdom

On 27 August at 02.57am GMT, the undersea cable broke approximately 120km off the UK shore and 100km off the Netherlands shore.

The cause of the fibre break has not yet been fully determined. However, current information suggests that the culprit was a ship's anchor.

Approximately 400Gbps of services have been successfully re-routed and handed back into active service since the break occurred.

Level3 and UK telcos such as BSkyB and BT, Telefonica (which owns O2 and Be) have re-routed the traffic.
According to Interoute they plan on having services back up & running in the next 48 hours.
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