Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Cable Damage Cuts Asian Telecoms
Feb 2001
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- A damaged fiber optic cable serving China disrupted telephone and Internet service throughout Asia one day last week. According to an Associated press report, Dave Johnson, a spokesman for AT&T Network Services, said the failure occurred in an underwater cable between Chongming, China, and Pusan, South Korea. He said the cable is operated by an international consortium of about a dozen telecommunications companies, including AT&T.
   Although the cable is not a trans-Pacific link, Johnson said, it may be part of a loop that connects the region to that link. The outage affected some calls within the region, including Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, as well as calls between China and the US if they used that particular link, Johnson said. He said most calls from the US were going through normally.

CommunicationsNews & Features

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2019 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA,

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.