Rumbles are again reaching The Reg‘s ears about the state of the SeaMeWe-3 submarine cable.
The cable’s been a mess in recent times, going down in December 2014 and then again in September 2015. A repair job in October was thought to have sorted things out, but chatter among network operators suggest the cable’s operators are finding it hard to fix.
Australian internet service provider iiNet, for example, yesterday updated its customers with news that they’ll keep experiencing higher-than-usual latency until November 10th due to “a submarine cable fault impacting our international links between Perth and Singapore.”
As Telegeogrpahy’s fine Submarine Cable Map shows, SeaMeWe-3 is currently the sole operating Perth-Singapore link.