Service Disruption

THIS IS A REPOST for those who are not aware of the news: Source: Bernama. So many hoax lately.  So when I first read the news, I thought it’s another sick joke. But Apparently, the news is genuine, and now I wonder if this is a way for people to shut us up from talking/reporting about the Hulu Selangor by-election? Beats me. Anyway, read the news below.

(Bernama) – Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) says there will be internet services disruption due to cable works on the Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe (SMW4).

TM’s consortium members have detected a cable fault on the SMW4 submarine cable netwrok between Alexandria in Egypt and Palermo in Italy linking Malaysia to Europe and the United States (US).

“The consortium will be carrying out repair works on site on Saturday, April 24, 2010 and it is expected to be completed on Sunday, May 2, 2010,” it said in a statement today.

During the restoration process, there will be some interruption to the traffic to Europe and the US carried through that cable.

“TM is taking active steps to minimise disruptions, we have added additional links on other routes and coordinated with other international carriers in order to provide additional bandwidth for our customers,” it explained.

TM also said despite these initiatives, customers using Internet services nationwide may experience some degree of service degradation such as slow browsing while accessing international websites.

“Customers using Virtual Private Network (VPN) and other critical business applications linked to Europe and the US will be assured minimal degradation of service, if any,” TM said.

Adding further, TM said it will provide necessary updates on the progress of the restoration works.


  1. suituapui says:

    I posted this in Facebook. But so far, my connection seems o.k. – touch wood! Last night was very low. No need to be too suspicious lah…all those people on Facebook seem to be likewise suspicious. Then if they won, not a sound anymore – dun care your connection’s good or sucks big time anymore…like how they always pinpoint this not fair, this not done correctly…and when they won, everything’s fair and correct suddenly. Politics is dirty – left or right, the same!

  2. vialentino says:

    hi hi…thanks for visiting my blog…yeah, baby dylan is doing fine now…really sad for my friend
    …nice bloggie here…same layout as mine…cool!

    tm line sucks…time to change….hehehe

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