FALCON (cable system)
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FALCON is a submarine telecommunications cable connecting India and several countries in the Persian Gulf. As part of the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe, the cable is operated by India's Flag Telecom, a fully owned subsidiary of Reliance Communications.
- Suez, Egypt
- Aqaba, Jordan
- Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- Port Sudan, Sudan
- Al Hudaydah, Yemen
- Al Ghaydah, Yemen
- Al Seeb, Muscat, Oman
- Khasab, Oman
- Jebel Ali, UAE
- Sumaisma, Doha, Qatar
- Manama, Bahrain
- Al Khobar, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
- Al Safat, Kuwait City, Kuwait
- Al Faw, Iraq
- Bandar Abbas, Iran
- Chabahar, Iran
- Mumbai, India
There is an additional segment, listed as part of FALCON, but not directly connected. It has landing points at:
Cable cut in 2008
The FALCON cable was reported cut at 05:59 GMT on February 1, 2008. The cut was at 56 km from Dubai, UAE between UAE and Oman. This happened just two days after service interruptions in the FLAG and SEA-ME-WE4 cable.
An undersea cable carrying Internet traffic was cut off the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, officials said Friday, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.
On February 1, 2008, Zawya Dow Jones reported a third undersea Internet cable cut was cut in Mideast and it might be weeks to repair the damage. Two undersea cables were cut off Egypt, and one cut about 50 kilometers off Dubai.
Reports were confirmed by other news organisations including CNN.
- List of international submarine communications cables
- SEA-ME-WE 4 - undersea cable following a similar route
- 2011 Egyptian protests
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