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The 5th undersea fiber optic cable has a problem

Latest Update: 22/02/2024

The 5th undersea fiber optic cable has a problem

The SMW-3 undersea optical cable route, with a length of up to 39,000km, mainly connecting Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe, has become the focus of the most serious undersea fiber optic cable breakdown in history. According to a report from Mr. Nguyen Hong Thang, Director of the Department of Telecommunications, this has disconnected about 75% of international traffic on undersea fiber optic cables at the most difficult time.

Overview of fiber optic cable incident situation

On February 21, an announcement from an Internet service provider in Vietnam clarified the emergency: SMW-3 undersea fiber optic cable line, considered the 5th most important undersea fiber optic cable line. , cable fault in section S2.7 (Singapore - BU12). This is the first incident to appear after a series of problems faced by four Vietnamese undersea cable routes from November 2022 to January this year, posing a serious challenge for businesses, partners and customers in maintain global connectivity and uninterrupted business operations.

The consequences of this incident not only fell on customers’ shoulders but also pressure on international partners when connecting with products and services of Vietnamese enterprises. Given this situation, building the right contingency plans is an essential task for every business.

Optimize your backup plan with a CDN solution

One of the most important measures in responding to undersea cable incidents and maintaining online business is using a CDN solution. CDN is the most modern solution to transmit digital content, helping to increase transmission speed and ensure the website is always online with users around the world. If your website has integrated CDN service, any undersea cable breakage cannot affect your online business

In the hands of a CDN solution, your website will always be ready to serve users, no matter how complex the undersea cable situation. It is essential to completely eliminate the risk of Internet crashes for websites and web applications. Therefore, the use of CDN is an indispensable measure, which businesses should strongly consider.

Choosing the right CDN solution for your business

In this time, when the stable operation of enterprises faces many challenges, the CDN solution of VNETWORK (VNCDN) will be a wise choice. VNCDN, the leading brand in website acceleration today, will help your global website optimize the speed of content delivery and eliminate problems with high latency and even downtime. because of Internet problems like this one.

With a network of allied CDN servers in 33 countries and more than 280 PoPs of CDN Global, VNCDN offers a load capacity of up to 6 billion requests/day. Total uplink domestic CDN bandwidth is up to 4Tbps, ready to meet more than 3 million users at the same time. The system alliances with other global CDNs in the world such as Amazon, Google, Verizon Digital Media, and many others through VNIS’s Multi CDN management platform, providing reliability and durability for your business.

The failure of the fifth undersea fiber optic cable has set an important message for businesses: Redundancy is extremely important to maintain stable operations in today’s digital environment. A CDN (Content Delivery Network) solution has proven to be one of the most effective ways to protect the experience of customers and partners, while keeping your business up and running in any situation. Choose VNCDN to ensure your website is always up and running 24/7, uninterrupted by unexpected Internet problems.

The failure of the fifth undersea fiber optic cable has set an important message for businesses: Redundancy is extremely important to maintain stable operations in today’s digital environment. A CDN (Content Delivery Network) solution has proven to be one of the most effective ways to protect the experience of customers and partners, while keeping your business up and running in any situation. Choose VNCDN to ensure your website is always up and running 24/7, uninterrupted by unexpected Internet problems.

If your business is interested in experiencing VNCDN solution, please reach out to us via our hotline: (028) 7306 8789 or contact@vnetwork.vn or send email to sales@vnetwork.vn for expert support and consultation.

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