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Preventing internet chaos: finding subsea cable faults quicker with DAS

All over the world, access to online services during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a saving grace for families and businesses - enabling home-based working, e-learning, communication and e-commerce to thrive. So imagine the chaos caused when the two main submarine cables carrying internet traffic into and out of Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR - the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Asia America Gateway - suffered a catalogue of problems during April, May and June. For weeks, internet users in these countries experienced an erratic service….When AEC News Today journalist Stella-maris Ewudolu inquired into the delay a VNPT Group source - the group responsible for the cable - apparently told her: “they are still looking for it [the fault]” weeks after the issue first became apparent….DAS can detect disturbances and pinpoint the exact location of the fault – allowing operators to respond decisively and minimize downtime and repair costs.
Preventing internet chaos: finding subsea cable faults quicker with DAS
Fotech Solutions News & Blog September 9, 2020
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