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Re: Zimbabwe satellite service shutdown for non-payment

  • From: Brandon Galbraith
  • Date: Tue Sep 19 04:04:26 2006
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Does any fiber run into Zimbabwe? Or is everything via satellite? There has to be a remaining uplink (albeit low-capacity) if nameservers within the country are still accessible.

-brandon

On 9/19/06, Peter Dambier <peter@peter-dambier.de> wrote:

Gadi Evron wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, Sean Donelan wrote:
>
>>
>>Intelsat has shutdown the primary satellite link for Zimbabwe's state
>>communications company for non-payment, which has affected most of the
>>ISPs in the country.
>>
>
>
> I can't really blame them. I doubt the Internet is considered critical
> infrastructure over there yet, and I doubt Intelsat would care... but this
> is interesting in the sense that even if you can't fault intelsat in any
> way... Intelsat, Inmarsat, etc. run quite a bit, and if it's a
> "country" that gets disconnected, that is a problem even if it's not
> "their" problem.
>
>       Gadi.

http://www.itu.int/africainternet2000/countryreports/zwe_e.htm

http://www.comone.co.zw/
http://www.telone.co.zw

% Information related to '194.133.122.0 - 194.133.122.255 '

inetnum:        194.133.122.0 - 194.133.122.255
netname:        TelOne-BLK01
descr:          TelOne (formerly ZPTC)
country:        ZW

The nameservers and internet sites can be seen here (europe)
but they are slow.


Kind regards
Peter and Karin

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