The Star reported the following article:
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.
Why this is likely to be bullshit:
That’s the APCN2 network there. I would think any fault on this would affect ALL ISPS in the region, not just TMNet’s. Somehow I have not been hearing any reports of any slowdowns elsewhere and Singapore seems to be unaffected.
Why does http://www.tm.net.my, a local site not load?
Why do pings to TM’s own LOCAL DNS 188.8.131.52 timeout if it’s just the international cable?
Minor degradation????? Only the US? Alleviating and easing the congestion by moving them to already congested routes….
Of course I’m no network expert…but something doesn’t tally here if this was true.
And WHY DID THIS TAKE MORE THAN 1 WEEK TO ANNOUNCE?
In other news, TM now wants to downgrade my 4 mbit…They have offered to give me a RM72 rebate after my endless calls and something I would be entitled to anyway (since it’s the difference between the 1 mbit and the 4 mbit price). Yes, for those of you who saw my status, I almost did throw that TM Service Centre guard.