The Asia America Gateway(AAG) was said to be introduced in August,but now delay to November 11st,2009.This is the first high-bandwidth optical fiber submarine cable system connecting 10 locations:Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Vietnam, Guam and Hawaii with the US West Coast.
The cable has 20,000KM-long and been capable up to 480 Gigabits per second to meet present and future requirements for telecommunications services.At the meanwhile,another 8,000KM-long cable serving for the local region-Asia Pacific Gateway(APG) is under construction and expected to be completed in 2011.
So finally AAG is joining to the service,but how will it improve our broadband service by TM and other local ISPs?I don’t know yet.Wait for another 5 days and we could get some answer from ourselves.
Eight Asian carriers signed a memorandum of understanding for a new regional club cable, the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) which will finally be capable to 4Tbps.
The 4Tbs subsea system will land at nine locations between Singapore and Japan and would go into service in 2011, NTT Communications said.
As well as NTT Com, the cable has investment from China Telecom, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom, KT, PLDT, Telekom Malaysia and VNPT.This new cable will increase the potential capabilities of bandwidth between major Asian countries and this planned cable also avoids the earthquake-prone and cable-heavy area to Taiwan’s south, where six cables were cut in an earthquake on Boxing Day 2006, slowing regional internet bandwidth to a crawl.
In the news,it indicates that the popular cable in Asia-APCN2 has only been utilized its 15% of potential capacity,but a rapid growth may be foreseen in a near future as high speed broadband is going to be introduced everywhere in Asia.
I always blame that Telekom Malaysia lacks international bandwidth,but I think it’s hard to be improved immediately.However,now I believe that TM could get a quick enhancement on its international bandwidth once if it does want to do so as there are still lots of available bandwidths in APCN2.
We need this new cable because it will be more stable and powerful than current ones.Will it then benefit the consumers of Telekom Malaysia?Strongly doubtful!
However,you can overcome it if you know how to set a proxy by yourself.If not,you may follow the steps that I’m teaching here.
For Internet Explorer:
Click "Service" \ "Internet Options";
If you use Dial-Up connection, choose your connection and click "Settings" button. if you use LAN connection, click "LAN Settings" button in the "Local Area Network (LAN) Settings" group box;
Enable "use a proxy server";
In fields "Address" and "port", type proxy name and proxy port;
If necessary, enable "bypass proxy server for local addresses";
Click "OK" and close IE settings.
"General", "Connection Settings";
Select "Manual Proxy Configuration";
Enter proxy IP and port to appropriate fields;
Click OK to close Connection Settings;
Click OK to close Options;
(*They may have some differences on some wordings as different versions of browsers are used.)
I found this proxy address is working well currently:cdn-kmr-c2100-01.tm.net.my:3128.
After setting it down,I was able to visit these international websites smoothly.I hope it could help you at least get access to other websites too.Of course,the best solution is both of the undersea cables could have full recovery the sooner the better.
I don’t know why,but the fact is many faults of undersea cables have incurred in the past 4 months of this year.
Since yesterday,I felt I can’t get smooth access to some foreign websites again.I just guessed there was a problem of undersea cables.Well,TM confirms my assumption and announced a brief report regarding to the case today.
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) wishes to announce that there is a disruption of its Internet services due to circuit faults on the SMW3 between Tuas, Singapore and Penang linking Malaysia to Hong Kong and APCN2 near Chongming, China connecting Malaysia to the United States. As a result, customers using the Internet services may experience slow browsing while accessing websites hosted in the US and Hong Kong.
In addition, customers using other IP services such as Virtual Private Network (VPN) and other critical business applications linked to the US and Hong Kong may also experience some service degradation.
To alleviate the problem, some of the links have been rerouted to alternate routes to ease the congestion.
Restoration works on the affected cables are already in progress. However, during the restoration process, traffic to Northern America and Hong Kong may experience degradation. However, traffic to other countries will not be affected. TM expects complete recovery of its services by 5 April 2009 and will make further announcements on the progress of the restoration works.
TM wishes to assure its customers that it is undertaking all necessary measures to restore communications services for its customers as soon as possible.
Except waiting,I can’t figure out any further actions we could take.I’m thinking whether there is a kind of technologies which could make undersea cables more stable and solid.If there is,I hope that could be used as soon as possible.It’s so necessary!
Since Internet’s booming,the total bandwidth over the world is short.However,with the downturn of the economy,the situation goes to be a bit better and meanwhile many telecoms invest on undersea cables which could improve the bandwidth substantively.
From the source of telecomasia.net,3 mains cables are working on the progress:
I’ve used TM Net Streamyx(ADSL) service for more than 5 years-from 512k to 2M package.However,I feel the speed while visiting foreign websites are getting worse and worse.The current undersea cable incident makes me more offensive.Many websites I frequently visit are loading slowly like the hell,including my own blog hosted in USA.
Why does TM never want to throw out some money to increase international internet bandwidth?The people who use broadband is not only for playing with emails or visiting some local websites.We need to use it to watch streaming clips,download multiple contents and meanwhile absorb some foreign fresh in order to link with the outside world.
I’m so disappointed on the service even though I look like a loyal customer for years.I just leave it as the worst online experience in my life.
As my blog sets up on a US server,the recent disruption of undersea cables suffers on my blog too.Slow loading speed troubles me a lot that I need to take much time on uploading new contents.
Well,it seems to have been ended by today.I visited my blog just now and found the speed is back to normal.In order to validate my assumption,I did a speedtest a moment ago.
Compared to the result done several days ago.
Since the above figures,the connection to a London server has improved quite a lot-lower ping time and higher loading speed;However,I failed to complete a test on a Cairo server except getting a better ping time(latency) which is 549ms.
It is a pity that I can’t find any official announcement regarding to this issue up to now.Thus,whether the good view is because of a temporary hit-and-miss recovery or a result of completion of repairs is still unknown.But anyway,I like the smooth surfing speed.