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Jakarta Post

Internet capacity down to 10%

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 1 2008   /  03:26 am

The internet traffic capacity of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) was down to 10 percent on Friday as undersea fiber optic connections to Singapore, which connect the country to the rest of the world, failed to function. Despite being the main provider for internet traffic connection, however, Telkom said its fiber optic failure did not completely cut internet services. "We are still trying to identify what caused the connection failure," Telkom spokesperson Edy Kurnia told The Jakarta Post. "We have sent a ship and a crew directly from Singapore to investigate." Edy said traffic capacity would be back to speed on Saturday after the Jakarta-Singapore connection was re-routed. He said the re-route would use an alternative fiber optic connection, a satellite connection and digital radio transmissions. The connection failur...