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Internet problems in East Asia

Readers in some areas of East Asia may experience difficulty in reaching us due to at least 6 submarine fibre cuts around Taiwan caused by the earthquake there.

It is my understanding the remaining capacity is ‘jammed up’ and it may be a week before there is any improvement.

1 comment to Internet problems in East Asia

  • Rupert Fiennes

    Speaking as someone on call this week for a worldwide network, it has been very “interesting”. The carrier who suffered the cuts is Flag Telecom, who only supply other carriers with fiber, circuits or IP transit, and are used as a “carrier of last resort” in Asia…which means if they go away, a lot of people are stuck looking at each other and wondering what the hell to do!