Telekom Malaysia restores connectivity after cable fault

Telekom Malaysia restores connectivity after cable fault

After yesterday’s reports of continued cable repair delays near Vietnam, some better news comes from Malaysia, where Telekom Malaysia has quickly restored international capacity lost due to a submarine cable fault.

More precisely, Telekom Malaysia has not only managed to restore the international capacity lost on the Asia Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) submarine cable but has done so well ahead of the targeted deadline of 20 April, fully rerouting and optimising traffic through alternate international link routes. 

While the situation may not be totally back to normal, the company has clearly made the best use of alternative approaches to keep connectivity to an acceptable level. In a statement from the company quoted in the press, Telekom Malaysia said: “We would like to reiterate that the impact to our customers was minimal due to proactive rerouting of traffic to alternative routes and other actions taken, while restoration works by consortium partners are underway,” adding that data connectivity to sites and servers hosted in Hong Kong and the United States had been fully optimised.

The APCN2 submarine cable, which connects Malaysia to Singapore, Hong Kong and the US, is one of 14 submarine cable systems worldwide jointly owned by Telekom Malaysia.

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