Vietnam’s International Capacity Fully Restored

By Nhan Dan, VietnamNet October 4, 2017 Vietnam’s international internet connections have been restored to full capacity after repairs on the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) and TGN Intra-Asia (IA) cable systems were completed on September 30. Both of the submarine cable systems were severed on August 27, affecting internet traffic between Vietnam and Hong Kong, thereby [...]

2017-10-04T14:13:56+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Cable Faults|

Fresh Fault Found On SEA-ME-WE3

By Ry Crozier, itnews September 28, 2017 A submarine cable repair crew has identified a fresh instance of damage to the insulation of the SEA-ME-WE3 subsea telecommunications cable which connects Perth to Asia. Multiple cables around Hong Kong were damaged back in late August by strong typhoons in the area, which has caused degraded performance and [...]

2017-09-29T07:55:04+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Cable Faults|

Australia-to-Asia Traffic Slows As Typhoons Cut Submarine Cables

By Richard Chirgwin, The Register September 5, 2017 Typhoons have broken four submarine cables in the crowded Asian sea-lanes, with a knock-on impact for Australian ISPs iiNet and Internode. The four damaged cables are ASE (Asia Submarine-Cable Express), TGA-Intra Asia (TGA-IA), Asia-American Gateway (AAG) and SEA-ME-WE3 (SMW3). SMW3 connects Perth to Singapore; ASE and TGA-IA are [...]

2017-09-06T08:54:51+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Cable Faults|

SEA-ME-WE 3 Submarine Cable Suffers Break

By Sara K. Madden, Lightwave August 31, 2017 Vocus has confirmed a break in the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 3 (Sea-Me-We 3) submarine cable between Perth and Singapore. The Sea-Me-We 3 submarine cable is currently down, and until the link is restored, customers can expect to experience increased latency to Asian destinations, Vocus says. [...]

2017-09-01T12:15:49+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Cable Faults|

Flights In Pakistan Canceled Thanks To Submarine Cable Fault

By POST Online Media August 31, 2017 At least eight domestic and international flights at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport were cancelled due to countrywide internet disruptions caused by a submarine cable fault. Airport officials said that the reason behind the cancellation of flights was the slow internet caused by a fault in the India-Middle [...]

2017-08-31T10:09:39+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Cable Faults|

Repairs To Vietnam’s Internet cables To Take Up To Four Weeks

By Bao Anh, VN Express August 29, 2017 The infamous Asia America Gateway was ruptured in two places, while the Intra Asia cable has also cracked just off Hong Kong. Vietnam's internet speed slowed to a snail's pace on Sunday after the three internet cable systems connecting the country with the rest of the world [...]

2017-08-29T10:53:45+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Cable Faults|

E-Marine Restores EASSy Connectivity

By Telecompaper August 14, 2017 Submarine cable firm E-Marine has successfully restored the 10,000 kilometer underwater 'EASSy' cable that runs the length of Africa’s east coast. The EASSy cable (Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System) was out of service as it was damaged around 4 km offshore Mogadishu. E-Marine played an integral role in restoring the [...]

2017-08-14T10:20:48+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Cable Faults|

Pakistan Suffers Rs1bn Loss Due To Submarine Cable Fault

By Dunya News August 8, 2017 Pakistan’s economy has to bear an estimated loss of Rs1 billion owing to recent fault in submarine cable whereas Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has summoned report from major stakeholders in aforementioned regard, reported Roznama Dunya on Tuesday. On August-5, PTA informed that Pakistan was experiencing slow internet as IMEWE, [...]

2017-08-11T13:27:06+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Cable Faults|

SAT3 Downtime Had Minimal Impact – Openserve

By MyBroadBand July 14, 2017 The SAT3 submarine cable was hit by an outage this week, with Openserve stating it minimised the impact on local Internet users by diverting international traffic. Alphonzo Samuels, Openserve CEO, said there was a break in the cable about 53km into the Atlantic Ocean from their landing station in Melkbosstrand, at a [...]

2017-07-14T07:29:55+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Cable Faults|

Massive Internet Disruption Costing Somalia $10M A Day

By Chris Burt, The Web Host Industry Review July 11, 2o17 An extended internet outage in Somalia is being called a “major disaster” to the war-torn country’s economy. The outage across the country’s south, including the capital Mogadishu, was caused by damage to an undersea fiber-optic cable two weeks ago, and is costing $10 million [...]

2017-07-12T11:07:57+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Cable Faults|