Internet slows down after Japan Earthquake

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The connectivity in Internet had been slowed down to crawl today as underwater cables were affected by the current earthquake in Japan.

A report from ComputerWorld designates that the Philippines is one of the affected nation:

At about 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, local time, an alarm signaled a cable fault on Segment 7 of APCN2, which connects Hong Kong and Shantou, China. The disruption caused a temporary loss of service on the undersea link but all customers that use the cable were soon shifted to capacity on other cables, according to a source familiar with the situation.
The APCN2 cable is owned by a consortium of 26 telecom operators from 14 different countries. The cable links Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, South Korea and Japan.

And it seems like PLDT is the most greatly affected. Some websites emerge down as DNS routing are not resolve.


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