Large Scale Physical Disruptions in the Electronic Communication Sector: Theory or Reality?

Large Scale Physical Disruptions in the Electronic Communication Sector: Theory or Reality?

David Sutton (tacit.tel limited, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2964-6.ch003

Abstract

While small-scale disruptions that affect the electronic communications sector are frequent, their impact is generally relatively low, and recovery can be extremely fast. However, large-scale disruptions that have a major impact on the electronic communications sector are relatively uncommon. It is as a consequence of these two facts that Communications Service Providers (CSPs) place the majority of their effort (where possible) into the planning for prevention of small-scale disruptions, and recovery from those that do occur.
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Types Of Disruption

The types of disruption that have a dramatic impact on the Electronic Communications Infrastructure (ECI) include the following.

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