Undersea cables restored, Internet connectivity back to normal

MANILA, Philippines – The Asia Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) submarine cable has been restored following 11 days of sporadic Internet connectivity and decreased connection quality for as many as 9 countries in the Asia-Pacific.

PLDT released an announcement on its Facebook account on April 7, saying that "The consortium operating the Asia-Pacific Cable Network (APCN) which includes the Philippines has fully repaired the two breaks in its fiber optic undersea cable network in China-Korea and Taiwan-Japan.”

Post by PLDT Home.

PLDT also said services affected by the fiber cable cuts should be up and running properly as the “fiber cable cuts are now fully restored."

According to information available at SubmarineNetworks.com, PLDT is one of the 45 members of the APCN2 consortium that owns and manages the submarine cable.

Global Internet status monitoring company Renesys also tweeted that latencies are slowly returning to normal after the restoration of APCN2.

Latencies returning to normal in East Asia as submarine cable APCN-2 is restored 11 days after cut pic.twitter.com/q2wuLd5p4g — Renesys Corporation (@renesys) April 7, 2014


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