With the end of the year upon us, it is time to take a look back at the world of submarine telecommunications. Below are the top 10 news stories posted by Subtel Forum in 2020.



1. APCN2 Submarine Cable Has Been Damaged

Damage to the APCN-2 submarine cable is causing reduced Internet speeds, especially for certain sites based out of the US and Hong Kong.

7,787 views since posted on on April 10, 2020





2. AAG Submarine Cable Repair to Take Two More Weeks

Vietnamese will continue to suffer from an Internet slowdown until repairs to the AAG undersea cable are completed on April 21.

2,855 Views on April 10, 2020




3. New Undersea Cable Disruption Impacts Vietnam Internet 

Vietnam Internet users have to suffer sluggish internet connections as the disaster-prone AAG undersea cable was disrupted Thursday.

2,504 Views since posted on April 3, 2020





4. BSNL to Complete CANI by April 2020 

BSNL is planning to run trials for fast internet on the CANI submarine cable in remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands from April 2020.

1,562 Views since posted on January 25, 2020




5. Bangladesh Internet Slow for Next 6 Days 

Bangladesh Internet users will experience slow internet speeds for the next 6 days due to maintenance on the SEA-ME-WE 4 submarine cable.

1,527 Views since posted on October 26, 2020




6. CS Responder Fire, All 60 Personnel Evacuated 

Fire erupted on board of CS Responder at around 0340 Seoul time Sep 11, west of southern tip of Tsushima island, East China sea.

1,472 Views since posted on September 11, 2020



7. Reliance Jio to Deploy New Submarine Cable Systems

Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL) telecom arm Jio will be deploying two submarine cable systems connecting Singapore and Europe.

1,440 Views since posted on January 9, 2020




8. Israel to Participate in Google Cable Project 

Israel will be a part of Google's global network through the upcoming Blue-Raman fiber optic cable running between Italy and India.

1,224 Views since posted on April 14, 2020



9. The Impact of COVID-19 on Telecommunications and the Future

Eric Handa and Sean Bergin investigate how the telecoms industry has been handling the capacity demand spike due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1,194 Views since posted on May 18,2020




10. Maintenance of Asia-America submarine cable completed, connectivity fully restored

Data connectivity to sites and servers hosted in Hong Kong and the US are now fully restored after maintenance.

1,188 Views since posted on April 21, 2020