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    Quote Originally Posted by centurion_sg View Post
    Eh, I don't think we got economy of scale to have just one country using a subsea cable (actually it's a whole bunch of optic fibres and not just 1 single cable). Anyway Singtel has investments in satellite (ST-1) and subsea cable (C2C), so theoretically Singapore does "own" such impressive stuff.

    Here's some latest news, repairs may take 2-3 weeks:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...odw&refer=home
    http://hk.news.yahoo.com/061227/12/1ywl6.html
    http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/as...net.asia.reut/
    i am sure carriers in HK like PCCW and ChungHwa in Taiwan.. sure hit big time. They are so near to the centre of quake. As for Singapore, lucky the stock markets are not affected. I still can trade online as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    i am sure carriers in HK like PCCW and ChungHwa in Taiwan.. sure hit big time. They are so near to the centre of quake. As for Singapore, lucky the stock markets are not affected. I still can trade online as usual.
    Taiwan and HK, they mostly access their own local content so the impact to them is not as great as us. SGX is local, so even if undersea cables all down still ok, haha.

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    MSN working now ... *yeah*

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    Taiwan and HK, they mostly access their own local content so the impact to them is not as great as us. SGX is local, so even if undersea cables all down still ok, haha.
    yes.. agreed.

    However, our favourite internet MSN Messenger has its server located outside.

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    anyone using starhub and experiencing oh-so-slow speeds still?
    trying to access overseas pages and its crawling, even gmail.
    feel like im back on 56k...

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    my company biz is online CD sales via UK site and amazon. Our main line down...everything on standstill today....then everyone got special permission to go home early... .
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOTUSfairy View Post
    my company biz is online CD sales via UK site and amazon. Our main line down...everything on standstill today....then everyone got special permission to go home early... .
    haha. looks like this earthquake has its good uses too.

    but economically speaking, the losses incurred must be quite high on most countries in the asia region. wonder how much it amounts too. few billions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsBunny View Post
    MSN working now ... *yeah*
    On Pacnet's side, important sites like Yahoo, Hotmail, and GMail are reachable now.
    "...not taking what one doesn't desire is the hardest thing in the world" - Albert Camus

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurion_sg View Post
    On Pacnet's side, important sites like Yahoo, Hotmail, and GMail are reachable now.

    My yahoo mail very slow leh...cannot call up.. the speed like my desktop computer 20 years ago. and eventually hung!....damn...hehehehe.

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    Things seem a bit better now.. can actually play World of Warcraft hehe.

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    i think its pretty much fixed now.. my bro playing COD... -_-
    finally can access email liao..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgvideoman View Post
    The world is strongly interdependent. Anything happening elsewhere will have an effect on us.

    Besides the SEA-ME-WE, what are the other optical fiber links in the oceans?
    China is affected, so is Hong Kong and of course, Taiwan...

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    found this..
    http://www.kddi.com/english/business...ddi_gnm_en.pdf

    anyone got a better map ?
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    Should've stayed in bed this morning... still slow or not loading many oversea sites... sigh.

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    I cannot upload my blogspot.com (cannot upload photos)

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    I call up most of my friends and most of them experience the same like me. Anyway, the internet is back to normal now although Google sg, yahoo HK and TW still get disconnected at times... Only now from here I know is the eathquake which cause it, some say cause of heavy rain??? And yesterday all singtel helpline is jamm???

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahgongzai View Post
    Anyway, the internet is back to normal now although Google sg, yahoo HK and TW still get disconnected at times...
    Back to normal? Ebay, cnn, blogspot all not loading... you must be surfing within local sites if you can say that this is normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence View Post
    Back to normal? Ebay, cnn, blogspot all not loading... you must be surfing within local sites if you can say that this is normal.
    can get refund from telco or not? paying to surf local website kinda sucks.

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    The situation is definitely not back to normal yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    can get refund from telco or not? paying to surf local website kinda sucks.
    Act of god cannot claim ah

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