Bad weather hits subsea cables
- 30 August, 2017 10:28
iiNet has warned customers to expect slower Internet speeds and increased latency and packet-loss to international destinations in Asia after a number of sub-sea links between Australia and Hong Kong were severed due severe weather.
The issue is 54 kilometres off the coast of Hong Kong, the ISP said in a network status message.
The company has temporarily routed traffic by the US and restricted peering.
Vocus has confirmed that the Sea-Me-We 3 submarine cable is down.
The telco said in a network status update that Sea-Me-We 3 has suffered a “confirmed cable break”.
Vocus said that it had received a tentative repair completion of 13 October; however, it cautioned that the date could change.
“Customers can expect to see increased latency to Asian destinations until this link is restored,” Vocus said.