Ships to repair damaged undersea cables

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  1. louiemsp

    louiemsp Member

    Ships to repair damaged undersea cables

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Co. said Tuesday two repair ships will soon start fixing undersea cables damaged last week by an earthquake off the island's coast that resulted in a major disruption to telephone and Internet links across Asia.

    The two ships will take two to three weeks to complete their task, said Wu Chih-ming, a senior official at Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's largest telecommunications company.

    "The ships are expected to arrive in Taiwan today and tomorrow and will work at sea over the next two weeks," Wu said Tuesday. Two more ships will join later, he said, without elaborating.

    The Dec. 26 quake — measured at magnitude 6.7 by Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau and 7.1 by the US Geological Survey — snapped undersea cables off Taiwan, cutting telecommunications across the region and leaving companies scrambling to reroute traffic through satellites and cables that were not damaged.

    Services were gradually restored in the days following the quake, but have not fully recovered.

    Wu said one of the repair ships is Japanese registered and sailed to Taiwan from Japan. The other, British registered, sailed to Taiwan from the Philippines, he said. Both are specially equipped to repair undersea cables and had to complete other repair work before setting out for Taiwan.

    In Hong Kong, Internet connection on the first working day of the year was about 70 percent to 80 percent back to normal Tuesday, an official said.

    "There was no major congestion this morning. The situation is better than we thought," said Ha Yung-kuen of the Telecommunications Authority.

    Residential Internet users will still experience some delays because service providers will give business users priority, he added. Internet connection in Hong Kong should be fully restored by mid-January, when repair works for the first of six damaged undersea cables serving the territory is expected to be complete.

    By the end of January or early February, all major cables serving Hong Kong and other countries in the region should be fully repaired, said another official, Chan Tze-yee.

    Asian data transmission lines, made of clusters of glass fibers wrapped in protective material, carry Internet data and voice calls as pulses of light.

    Chunghwa Telecom estimates the repairs will cost about 50 million New Taiwan dollars ($1.5 million). - AP ... sea-cables
  2. greekolo

    greekolo Member

    ty for the info
  3. Symantec

    Symantec Member

    no worries... :)
  4. louiemsp

    louiemsp Member

    As of now my connection is good... pansin ko tuwing gabi nagiging ok connection ko siguro nga medyo naayos na o nakahanap na ng paraan ang PLDT para kahit papaano eh mabalik sa norm al yung service...
  5. ojpd

    ojpd Member

    awww men...

    3 weeks?!?! huhuhu
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    for me ala naman problem no downtime same speed parin, swerte ko naman hehehehe.
  7. Unwired

    Unwired Member

    GlobeLines wala pa rin....:(
  8. donetus

    donetus Member

    myDestiny bagal pa rin .. tapos me ibang sites na binlock nila (temporary lang daw) ..

  9. Ouch, 3 weeks to repair. At least theyre starting to work on it. but 3-4 weeks with slow internet...arrrgghhhh...
  10. fishbone

    fishbone Member

    ok na yung 3 weeks. are narinig ko pa nga sa AM radio 2 months e. :shock:

  11. pldtdsl in marikina, still NO SHOW...argh...terrible
  12. mindless

    mindless Member

    oh my.. spammer na naman... what? 3 weeks? hmmmm......
  13. louiemsp

    louiemsp Member

    Spammers will be executed like Saddam....
  14. Symantec

    Symantec Member

  15. ojpd

    ojpd Member

    Just when I thought everything will be fine after a week or two I suddenly bump into this part of an article from

    Hayss.. This is not a good sign for 2007. hehe

    The whole article...
  16. duhwho

    duhwho staff Staff Member

    this is because 8 cables are been affected

    and per rapair of cables it will takes months not weeks... and expensive too

  17. Symantec

    Symantec Member

    so yung sinabing 3 weeks is baloney!baka 3 months!wow!
  18. tagabukid

    tagabukid Member

    i think dslmaster should put a 1 hour gap between the account creation time and the 1st post. para kailangan pang maghirap bago makaspam.
  19. genexide

    genexide Member

    dpat may powers na si master para mawala na lahat ng spammer...
  20. Symantec

    Symantec Member

    wala eh,busy si dsl master sa wedding plans....hehehe
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