A cut in the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 undersea submarine cable crippled connection speeds for users in the Asia-Pacific region on Wednesday, particularly in Singapore and the Philippines.
Users were sending updates to local forums and Twitter, complaining of slow connection speeds to sites hosted outside of the region.
According to a notice sent by Malaysian telephone company TM Net, the cable fault was traced to segment 7 of the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2), which stretches between Shantou, China, and Tanshui, Taiwan. TM Net traced the outage to Typhoon Morakot, which hit the region over the weekend.
Additionally, segment … Read more