TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: China's Internet Out of Order Until January 15

Re: China's Internet Out of Order Until January 15

Koos van den Hout (
1 Jan 2007 13:20:40 GMT

Associated Press News Wire <> wrote in

> China Telecom said that by rerouting traffic through satellite
> transmissions and landline cables connecting China and Europe, about
> 70% of overseas Internet connections had been reconnected.

> But the official was quoted as saying the link to North America would
> not be significantly improved until the undersea cables were repaired.

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Does this mean spam from China will be
> taking a two week holiday (albiet a forced one)? PAT]

According to someone working at a big ISP there has been quite a drop in
spam from Asia.

The 'void' was filled by spambots in America and Europe sending out more.

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