Cable Network 2  APCN2 was damaged by earthqueake in japan causing internet slow down in other countriesInternet speed has slow down these past few days and i read from one article that it was caused by earthquake in Japan. I have 5 mpbs connection and now when i am measuring at speedtest.net, i can only measure about 250 kbps download speed. Just ahead faster than dial-up connection. I can’t open some other sites, i think it has to do with DNS routing.

According from the report of ComputerWorld, Philippines is one of the affected countries

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.

PLDT seems to be the most heavily affected ISP. Other ISP such Globe Bayantel, etc may also experiencing slow down in internet connection.


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