Members Lounge

   

Internet services hit in Asia....

Post Reply New Post

Page 1 of 1

SolidSnake

IF-Rockerz

SolidSnake

Joined: 12 January 2006

Posts: 6916

Posted: 27 December 2006 at 5:23am | IP Logged

http://www.domain-b.com/industry/telecom/20061227_strike.htm l

Quakes in Taiwan strike Asian net, telecom services
27 December 2006

In a low blow to high tech, the earthquakes near Taiwan, have disrupted internet and telecom services across Asia as the undersea Sea-Me-We3 linking Europe to Asia and APCN2 network that connects Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore, were damaged.

According to the US Geological Survey web site, the main quake, classified as "major" struck 10km under the seabed, igniting fears of another tsunami strike.

Among the services to be hit the hardest by the quakes, including one measuring 7.1 Richter, were corporate communications, financial services including online banking, telecom voice and data services in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and China. However, Hong Kong's stock exchange reported normalcy.

According to reports eight STM-1 cables from Okinawa off Japan and 4 STM-1 cables to Shanghai are acting as backup, Chunghwa said in a statement. The company may also use the ST-1 satellite.

Voice call services to the US had broken down to less than half the handling capacity and to China and Japan only 10 per cent. Some companies are rerouting their calls within Asia through the US and Europe.

Reports say that repairs could take several weeks.

************

Thats why net has been very slow at times for me today. Anyone else experiencing problems?

The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:

india9

Dear Guest, Being an unregistered member you are missing out on participating in the lively discussions happening on the topic "Internet services hit in Asia...." in Members Lounge forum. In addition you lose out on the fun interactions with fellow members and other member exclusive features that India-Forums has to offer. Join India's most popular discussion portal on Indian Entertainment. It's FREE and registration is effortless so JOIN NOW!

mehak_kapoor

IF-Sizzlerz

mehak_kapoor

Joined: 21 December 2006

Posts: 13027

Posted: 27 December 2006 at 6:34am | IP Logged
t4s

WillSmith456

IF-Rockerz

WillSmith456

Joined: 27 September 2006

Posts: 6459

Posted: 27 December 2006 at 11:47pm | IP Logged
i am very well suffering here at bangladesh too. Ouch Yaar as soon as server gets repaired. It may take 3 weeks coz till then it will improve daily

Cheers
Big smile

WillSmith456

IF-Rockerz

WillSmith456

Joined: 27 September 2006

Posts: 6459

Posted: 27 December 2006 at 11:52pm | IP Logged
Details here from the BBC :-


Asia communications hit by quake
Rescue workers in Pingtung county in Taiwan
The quake was felt across Taiwan
Telecommunications across Asia have been severely disrupted because of damage to undersea cables caused by Tuesday's earthquake near Taiwan.

Banks and businesses in Taiwan, South Korea, China and Japan reported telephone and internet problems.

The earthquake, a magnitude 7.1 according to the US Geological Survey, struck off Taiwan's southern coast

Two people were killed and at least 42 injured in the temblor, which shook buildings across the island.

The earthquake took place at 2026 (1226 GMT) south-west of Hengchun. It was followed by a number of aftershocks.

Japan's Meteorological Agency had warned of a possible localised tsunami heading towards the Philippines, but nothing was later reported.

'Seriously affected'

Taiwan's largest telephone company, Chunghwa Telecom Co, said damage to an undersea cable had disrupted 98% of Taiwan's communications with Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong.

Repairs could take three weeks, Vice-General Manager Lin Jen-hung said, but quality would improve daily.

Map

Telecommunications companies in Hong Kong, Japan and China also reported problems.

China's biggest telecoms provider, China Telecommunications Group, said that communications cables to the US and to Europe had been damaged.

"Internet connections have been seriously affected, and phone links and dedicated business lines have also been affected to some degree," it said.

In South Korea, broadband provider KT Corp said six submarine cables had been affected, interrupting services to customers including banks.

Some foreign exchange trading was reportedly affected.

"Trading of the Korean won has mostly halted due to the communication problem," a dealer at one South Korean domestic bank told Reuters news agency.

Several companies have warned of slow internet access over the next few days.

In Taiwan, rescue workers were searching through rubble for people injured in the earthquake.

Two members of a family died in Hengchun when their house collapsed, Taiwanese officials said

The earthquake came on the second anniversary of the Asian tsunami, which claimed almost 250,000 lives.


     
Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 December 2006, 16:22 GMT
E-mail this to a friend      Printable version
Strong quake strikes off Taiwan
Map
A strong undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has struck off Taiwan, followed by a powerful aftershock, according to the US Geological Survey.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported, but correspondents says the quake could be felt across the island.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the danger of a tsunami heading for the Philippines has passed.

The tremors come on the second anniversary of the Asian tsunami, which claimed almost 250,000 lives.

Almost 170,000 died in Aceh in Indonesia with thousands more killed in Thailand, India and Sri Lanka.

'Swayed buildings'

Tuesday's first tremor took place at 2026 (1226 GMT) south-west of Hengchun on the southern tip of Taiwan, the island's Central Weather Bureau said - measuring it as 6.7 on the Richter scale.

The second quake happened nearby, about 10 minutes later, and was put at 6.4 on the Richter Scale.

The quake swayed buildings and knocked objects off the shelves in Taipei.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said no Pacific-wide tsunami was expected.

Earthquakes are frequent in Taiwan, which lies on a seismically active stretch of the Pacific basin.

More than 2,000 people died in a quake seven years ago.

india9

IF-Dazzler

india9

Troublemaker

Joined: 11 June 2006

Posts: 2640

Posted: 28 December 2006 at 4:09am | IP Logged
omg Ouch

zakir900

Senior Member

zakir900

Joined: 26 January 2006

Posts: 896

Posted: 28 December 2006 at 10:20pm | IP Logged
YA IT'S RLLY slow Ouch

Post Reply New Post

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Topic Starter Replies Views Last Post
PEOBLEM WITH INTERNET COMUNIKATION neonsaki 3 325 24 July 2008 at 10:04pm
By RonnieK
How addicted are you to the internet? Jungli Billi 5 426 30 April 2008 at 8:32pm
By Tweety2014
its my last day on the internet anuandhoney 8 578 04 July 2007 at 5:12pm
By Lil miss Dolly
Internet gangs hire students for cybercri WillSmith456 2 322 10 December 2006 at 8:52am
By ellemenopee
Internet Sayings

2

yourmombiatch 11 555 24 July 2006 at 8:30am
By livingforce

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category

Active Forums

Limit search to this Forum only.

 

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.