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Debris flows damage undersea cables off southeastern Taiwan

Debris flows damage undersea cables off southeastern Taiwan

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Deepsea debris flows off southeastern Taiwan, which were triggered by Typhoon Morakot, seriously damaged undersea cables and disrupted Internet services between Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia, according to Taiwan's main telecommunications company.
A spokesman for Chunghwa Telecom Co. said Wednesday that the debris flows in the Bashi Channel damaged several undersea cables there, including the Streaming Media World 3(SMW3), Asia Pacific Cable Network (APCN), APCN2, and East Asia Crossing (EAC).
However, telecommunications in Taiwan had been restored to normal by Wednesday evening, through Chunghwa Telecom's quick work and its initiation of a backup system, according to the spokesman.
(By Lillian Lin)




Updated : 2021-07-26 12:13 GMT+08:00