Friday, December 29, 2006

Asia Communications Hit By Quake

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.


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.

- BBC News, 27 December 2006, 07:44 GMT

Internet at this end has been slowed dramatically for a month or so; blogging will be sporadic over the next couple of weeks (if it ever was frequent to begin with).


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