Optimism on Taiwan line repairs

Official says most Asian phone and internet lines to be restored by noon on Thursday.

    The earthquake in Taiwan killed two people and caused
    major disruption to regional telecom services [AFP]

    Wu Chih-ming, another Chunghwa official, said on Thursday the company was taking emergency measures to restore internet and telephone service on the island.
     
    "We are renting transmission capacity from private cable operators," he said. He said that a small portion of phone service was also being routed through satellite connections.
     
    Lin said four ships with crews to repair the two undersea data transmission cables ruptured by the quake will arrive in the affected area on January 2.
     
    Hong Kong officials said there would be "severe congestion" on undamaged cables and urged internet and phone users to exercise restraint in their usage.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.