Sea-Me-We 3 cable down, again, Oz-Asia traffic slows down


The fragile Sea-Me-We 3 cable that provides one of Australia's primary connections to Asia is out of action and awaiting repair. The break was first announced by Vocus on December 3. At that time, the company's status page said the cut was around 1,126 km from the cable's Singapore landing station (that would put the break in the vicinity of Jakarta). Yesterday, the Vocus status page included an announcement that a repair ship has been assigned to the task.


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