3 European Underwater cables, down

Three underwater cables connecting Italy and Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea we’re cut, damaging almost more than 75 percent of traffic between the Middle East, Europe and America. This caused some routes may not be visible.

The Effects:
Disruptions of 70 percent in Egypt and 60 percent in India were reported, along with problems in Afghanistan-AWCC, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Maldives, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

1.7 million Internet users in the UAE have been affected by the Internet disruption. Mahesh Jaishanker, an executive director for Du, said, “The submarine cable cuts in FLAG Europe-Asia cable 8.3 km away from Alexandria, Egypt and SEA-ME-WE 4 affected at least 60 million users in India, 12 million in Pakistan, six million in Egypt and 4.7 million in Saudi Arabia.”[1] A router for a university in Tehran was not responding, causing some reports of a total loss of connectivity for Iran.[19][20] However, the Iranian embassy in Abu Dhabi reported that “everything was fine.”[21][22] Additional reports and analysis showed that while Iran was affected, it “fared much better” than many other countries in the same geographic area.[23][24]

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_submarine_cable_disruption
You can view the map here: http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Technology/Pix/pictures/2008/02/01/SeaCableHi.jpg

Reports said, France telecom will fix it by Monday. BNS Hosting clients with Web Mirroring wont be affected as their web visitors in Europe and Middle East will be served by our European server.


San Quintin hosted at BNS HostingThe Municipality of San Quintin, Pangasinan, has now launched its official website to serve its community.

San Quintin is a now a 3rd Class Municipality in the Province of Pangasinan as effected July 2008. It is located in the Eastern part of Pangasinan. San Quintin is a flourishing town with an estimated population of 28,258 and 5,667 households. The site has useful sections such as the gallery, projects, and many more useful links.

eRadioportal Band Showdown: “Ang Pagtitipon”

Bitstop Media Production presents eRadioPortal Band Showdown “Ang Pagtitipon”; a joint project of Bitstop Network Services in cooperation with Councilor Michael Fernandez of the City of Dagupan.  We aim to help the local bands in enhancing their talents and also by give them the right exposure.

“Ang Pagtitipon” will be webcasted live over the internet via www.eradioportal.com.  This lets music enthusiasts and people all over the world watch and hear the best of the bests Pinoy Bands based in Dagupan and nearby towns.

Join us for a night of hard kicking performances of Dagupan’s finest bands on December 20, 2008 at Corner Zamora St., A.B. Fernandez Ave., Dagupan City.

Rakrakan na!

Himig ng Bayan – Online

Himig ng Bayan hosted at BNS HostingHimig ng Bayan brings Filipino musical creativity to the fore with a four-day extravaganza that celebrates everything that is music. Recitals give guitarists, pianists and songwriters the platform to make their voice heard, showcasing original talent from all over the country. Workshops will be conducted by the country’s premier musicians, giving attendees pointers on the industry and tips on enhancing their talents.

Himig ng Bayan aims to create a music capital in Dumaguete, bringing Filipinos a summer festival to celebrate budding and established local talent. Be part of the beginning of a new legacy on May 2009.


Date Line India hosted at BNS HostingDateline India is the first Indian-Filipino news magazine and is registered with the International Serial Data System of the UNESCO, France.

DATELINE INDIA magazine and DatelineIndia.net are published once every two months.

Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary 905th Squadron – Online

PCGA hosted at BNS HostingThe PCGA is a uniformed non-government organization whose membership shall adhere its organizational structure and to its own chain of command. Membership in the PCGA is voluntary and its role is entirely within the sphere of the PCG maritme functions.

Their mission is to assist the Philippine Coast Guard in promoting safety of life and property at sea, safeguard of the marine environment and such other humanitarian activities as may be directed by the PCGA National Commander in consultation with the Commandant, PCG.