Damaged APCN2 undersea cables affecting internet in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/23
By: Tien Yu-pin and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, April 23 (CNA) Damage to the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) undersea

(CNA file photo)

cables is slowing internet access to websites around the world for users in Taiwan, and the disruption could last for up to a month, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. said on Sunday.

In a statement posted on its website, the company said access to websites in Europe, the United States and Japan is being disrupted and it will take up to one month before repairs to the cable can be completed.

APCN 2, a submarine telecommunications cable linking nine countries in the Asia-Pacific region — including Taiwan — to the rest of the world online suffered a cable fault at 7:08 a.m. on Saturday that was probably caused by fishing operations or erosion, the statement said.    [FULL  STORY]

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