Thailand’s Internet struggling after quake

Seems the recent earthquake that hit Taiwan has managed to disrupt Asian Internet access.
The earthquake managed to dislodge and in some cases, break, the undersea cables which link the continents. 90% of Thai Internet traffic is currently being disrupted and officials are expecting a 2/3 week delay in getting the necessary cables repaired.

Have you been effected by this outage? If so, what ISP are you using and also what is the overall status like with your ISP?

China Telecom has confirmed that, according to China institute of earthquake monitoring, at Dec 26, 20:26-20:34 Beijing Time, 7.2 and 6.7 magnitude earth quake have occurred in the South China Sea. Affected by the earthquake, Sina-US cable, Asia-Pacific Cable 1, Asia-Pacific Cable 2, FLAG Cable, Asia-Euro Cable and FNAL cable was broken and cut up. The break-off point is located 15 km south to Taiwan, which severely affected the International and national tele-communication in neighboring regions.

2 Comments so far

  1. Bonafide (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 6:17 pm

    Couldn’t check my email for a day. Since my server was in the US.

  2. Thai Radio (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 5:01 pm

    Yeap can’t reach my friends because of this problem. Well, fortunately I still can call them. ;-))

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