Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Earthquake at Taiwan : Internet in Malaysia and several south east asia countries down

The recent Richter 7.1 earthquake in Taiwan have caused a submarine cable fault between Shantou, China and Tanshui, Taiwan and between Lantau, Hong Kong and Chongming, China. This occurrence have severely damage communication between several south-east asian countries - including Malaysia - and Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and United States.

you can read the announcement from TMnet here .
And the news from niser here

I noticed the connection became alarmingly unstable early this morning. At first I thought it was a problem within the country until one of my friend in Terengganu pm'ed me and saying the same connection instability happened there. Then I checked the TM website and saw the earthquake announcement.

The connection was severely unstable during the morning, and gladly its becoming better as time goes. However, connections frequently timed out and interrupted a lot of my downloads and website loads.

I hope this situation will be fixed by the time I'm back at college. If not, Its gonna be a disaster. The internet connection there is not stable to begin with. Its like having this type of earthquake a few times a week.
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