It’s not just the economy that has slowed down. The local broadband service is now crawling at a snail’s pace.
For almost a week, we have been hearing complaints from many Streamyx users. Now we know why, or at least this is the official reason: cable/circuit problem with the US.
But why are local websites also slow? And why did it take TM so long to announce this? Have Singapore and other Asean countries encountered similar slowdowns?
Says blog reader syauki_x in Indonesia:
I’m writing this from Bandung, Indonesia…
I didn’t even know there was such a thing as cable/circuit problem with the US, until I read your entry…
The net connection here is just as normal as it gets…
Buck up, TM!
No one talks about the MSC anymore. Meanwhile, we will all grow old waiting for pages to download.
This from The Star:
Published: Tuesday February 24, 2009 MYT 9:11:00 PM
Circuit faults slow down surfing on Streamyx
By STEVEN PATRICK
PETALING JAYA: Streamyx broadband users will have to bear with sluggish surfing speeds until March 5 due to technical problems, according to Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM).
TM said in a statement that there has been a disruption of TM’s Internet services since Feb 18 due to circuit faults on the Asia Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) between Malaysia and the United States.
Due to this, customers using Internet services may now experience slow browsing while accessing content hosted in the United States, said the statement.
Additionally, customers using Internet Protocol services such as Virtual Private Network (VPN) and other critical business applications linked to the United States may also experience some service degradation.
To alleviate the problem and ease the congestion, some links have been rerouted, TM said.
During restoration process, traffic to North America may experience minor degradation while traffic to other countries would not be affected.