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ISP says fibre failures leading to outages

19 Dec 2006

The head of an unnamed Iranian ISP has blamed the lack of decent infrastructure for regular service outages which leave end users with no internet connectivity. Taliya News says outages occur around once a month on average and the problem lies with the fact that there is insufficient back-up capacity to handle traffic if a problem occurs with the main fibre network. The report quotes the head of one local ISP who says: ‘In advanced countries, due to the diversity of optical fibre networks, at times of disconnection of one, the others are automatically replaced and the users do not even notice the problem.’ Dominant wireline operator TCI is forced to compensate ISPs when outages occur.

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