Two Earth quakes have been struck off the coast of Taiwan measuring 6.7 and 7.1 on the Richter scale has damaged the undersea cables which carry internet traffic from Asian country to US. After the quakes, I experienced such bad interruptions on my internet access which i encounter 80 percent drop and slow internet connection like dial-up connection. As i saw the announcement from my local Internet services provider website, the repairing of the undersea cables will take two to three weeks.
We wish to inform our customers that the Internet service is currently experiencing a degradation in performance caused by several outages at some of the international links. This is attributed to the Richter 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck off the southern coast of Taiwan at 12.07 a.m. on 27th December 2006, which caused the APCN2 (Asia Pacific Cable Network 2) submarine cable fault between Shantou, China and Tanshui< , Taiwan and between Lantau, Hong Kong and Chongming, China.
This has caused outages at several TM Net international transit and peering links, mainly to the said countries. As a result, Internet users in Malaysia and other parts of Asia may be experiencing some delay when assessing content and websites hosted outside of Malaysia, especially in U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea and Europe. TM Net has taken immediate action to divert traffic through other back-up links to reduce the traffic congestion.
For coming weeks, i think it’s very hard for me to post frequently, Iâ€™m sure most Asian bloggers had also faced some difficulty in blogging. Any idea to overcome this slow internet acess problem ?