SeaMeWe-4 cable cut disrupts Internet services in Pakistan; TIA opens board of directors nomination process

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> A cut in the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 4 (SeaMeWe-4) cable has disrupted Internet services in Pakistan. Article

> The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) expects to reopen its application system May 22, following a technical issue that forced the group to temporarily stop accepting new web domain ending applications. Article

> TIA has opened the nomination process for its board of directors' positions in preparation for its annual membership meeting. Release

> Belkin has plans to deliver a line of wireless dual-band routers supporting the new 802.11ac WiFi networking standard. Release

> AboveNet beat analyst estimates for Q1 2012, as revenues rose 5 percent to $127.7 million. Article

> Hutchison Whampoa's revised bid to buy Ireland's struggling incumbent ILEC Eircom has been rejected by a court-appointed examiner. Article

And finally ... A look at what the airline industry can teach the telecom industry and consumers about broadband caps. Article

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