While we were saying that turk-internet.com’s articles about the necessity of spare lines for the overseas internet connection is going to pay off and Turkish Telecom will not put all the eggs in the same basket, the statement of “spare lined access is achieved” that was announced today caused questions about the location of those spare lines.
Today, Turkish Telecom announced that 11.5 Gbps portion of a total of 11.9 Gbps overseas internet connection is provided through the fibers that lay under the Marmara sea, and 465 Mbps from the satellites.
In the written announcement made by Turkish Telecom, it was stated that “the cable malfunction was fixed” and that with the previous capacities “service with spares” is going to continue.
Because of the reasons arising from the malfunction, overseas internet connection speed fell to 3Gbps from 8.8Gbps and there have been difficulties in reaching the internet sites abroad.
By utilizing alternative connection choices, Turkish Telecom managed to increase the overseas connection speed up to 6.9Gbps. With the cable fixed, today the connection speed is about 11.9 Gbps.
The written announcement from Turkish Telecom:
“On January 16th 2005, MEDTURK; the undersea cable between Istanbul and Italy, have been repaired and started to provide service again. With the resources that have been added before, Turkish Telecom capacity is going to continue to provide service with its spares.”
For the details about Turkish Telecom’s overseas lines, you can browse Turkish Telecom’s Overseas Ports page.