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Burma’s Internet to Experience Disruptions for One Month

RANGOON — Burma’s Internet users should expect delays in establishing connections for a period of about one month, after a disruption occurred with the underwater fiber cable that links the country with international cable networks, Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) announced on Wednesday.

“Works are being carried out to repair the fault as quick as possible in coordination with [a] Singapore-based underwater repair and maintenance team. It is expected to take about one month,” the state-owned company said in a brief announcement in government newspaper The New Light of Myanmar.

“[The] public are informed of Internet connection delay[s] while repair works are in progress,” MPT said, adding that Burma is currently linked with international networks through overland cross-border connections.

MPT said that the problem began on Sunday when a “fault happened” to the SEA-ME-WE 3 underwater fiber cable at a site located 13 kilometers south off the Irrawaddy Delta’s shore. The cable connects Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe. Read more

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July 29th, 2013



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