SMW4 Cable outage

Anurag Bhatia
Today a friend from Pakistan informed about SMW4 outage. He reported about issues in Pakistan. It seems like SMW4 is damaged near Egypt and that is what causing high load on East Asian routes giving pretty high latency. I am at my home and sitting BSNL’s network and latency with Europe has jumped terribly to 700-800ms. Right now I do not see a direct route to Europe and it’s rather taking East Asia > US > Europe routes right now on other cable networks.