Undersea fiber cut after Taiwan earthquake - PCCW / Singtel / KT e tc connectivity disrupted

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Thu Dec 28 05:35:44 UTC 2006

On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 04:55:25AM +0000, Gaurab Raj Upadhaya wrote:
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> Hi,
> Information seems to suggest that these all have one or other faults  
> due to the earthquake.  Some probably have more serious problems then  
> others.
> SMW3 (Sea-me-we 3).
> FNAL and FEA (FLAG North Asia Loop) ;
> RNAL = Reach North Asia Loop
> APCN2 (Asia Pacific Network 2)
> C2C - Singtel's coast to coast
> EAC = East Asia Crossing (EAC)
> Traffic is gradually coming back through ad-hoc setups and re-routes,  
> but cable providers are saying minimum 3 weeks for full recovery.

	I've wondered how many boats/subs exist for these repairs
and if attempting to do them all in parallel is going to be a big
problem.  With 6 systems having outages, it will be interesting to see
when various paths/systems come back online and if there is a gating
factor in underseas repair gear being available in the region.

	- jared

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