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Malaysia’s Internet Service May Be Fully Restored by January 20th

January 6, 2007 by  

According to a press release by TM today, by January 12 Internet traffic will recover up to 80% of its bandwidth capacity and full restoration is expected by January 20.

That’s two weeks from today. TM business chief executive said the disruption highlighted the sheer number of local sites which were nit locally hosted although Malaysia had more than sufficient capacity for web hosting services.

That includes Sabahan.com which is hosted in the US. The reason why I prefer to host my websites outside Malaysia is because, I usually get better service and better value for my money as compare to what’s on offered locally.

The local web hosting capacity has nothing to do with it.

Anyway, here’s the news story in full.

KUALA LUMPUR: Internet service disrupted due to an earthquake off Taiwan on Dec 26 has been restored by more than 50 per cent.

Telekom Malaysia Bhd said restoration and rerouting of data services were being achieved either by purchasing additional bandwidth from international providers or capacity swapping with other corresponding carriers.

The company said it was on track to recover 80 per cent bandwidth capacity for Internet traffic to the United States by Jan 12, with full restoration expected by Jan 20.

TM Malaysia business chief executive Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa said more funds may be allocated to speed up the restoration process.

“TM, through APCN2 Cable consortium, has already made a commitment to expedite cable repair work by engaging cable ships to the repair site.”

He said the episode prompted TM to rethink its future business strategies in view of the Pacific basin’s susceptibility to natural disasters.

He said the disruption highlighted the sheer number of local sites which were not locally hosted although Malaysia had more than sufficient capacity for web hosting services.

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