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Jordan Telecom limits the Impact of the Internet Network Problems this Week for Jordanian Users

Internet network in Jordan has been badly affected this week-end by two problems that could have caused severe impact to Jordanian internet users if they would have not been handled properly. Thanks to JT commitment to internet usage development in the Kingdom, the impact has been greatly reduced.

The first problem is related to the Blaster virus. Last week Microsoft announced security breaches in some of there OS, followed by another announcement , that a virus called Blaster, was developed depending on these security breaches. Many Internet servers have been affected by this virus, slowing down the response time of there services. Jordan Telecom took the lead to limit the impact of this virus on its own data network, in order to keep the JT Customer Care services available for their customers. However, Jordanian internet users may have experienced some difficulties this week for getting connected to their favorite sites, as many of them have been affected by this virus.

following this, the second problem occurred. On Friday evening, around midnight Jordan time, a major power outage struck North America which crippled major cities from New York to Detroit, and Toronto to Ottawa. This outage has affected about 50 million people and brought the affected cities to a standstill. This outage had two different consequences:

1- Many internet servers are located in this area of North America, and they were shut down during this period of time. Jordan Telecom could not do anything to avoid this problems.

2- New York hosts major internet exchange nodes connecting the US with Europe, the Middle East and the rest of the world. This power outage shut down these nodes. Thanks to JT international redundant access to internet backbone, this did not affected the quality of service for internet users in Jordan.

Indeed, Jordan is connected to one of the major internet nodes in New York at a speed of 155 Mbps via the cable operator FLAG Telecom. While the power outage occurred the New York link remained operational until Friday 9:00 AM. As it was clear that FAG Telecom ran out of power in one of their nodes in New York, Jordan Telecom set-up another route to the worldwide Internet network through the Emirates gateway. This route was designed well before to convey all the Jordanian international internet traffic, with no impact on the quality of service, in case of a problem occurrence on the other route . It is only on Saturday morning, at 1 a.m. Jordan time, that the link through New York gateway has been fully fixed, but thanks to this redundant network architecture Jordanís internet access to the rest of the world has always been smooth and without congestion.

Amman,20August2003
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