Yesterday the government newspaper Myanmah Ahlin officially reported in Burmese the current disruption and the ongoing urgent repairs of the leaking underground-cable. Following is the direct translation of that news report.
Phyar-pone - July 28: To bring back the internet communications to previous normal a combined team of engineers from the Chief-Engineer’s Team (Rangoon HQ - International Communications) and the Assistant-Engineer’s Team (Phyar-pone Office - International Communications) have been repairing urgently the broken underground cable directly connected to the SEA-ME-WE3 underwater cable.
The overland cable buried underground at the location between 2-miles 1-furlong and 2-miles 6-furlongs from the delta town of Phyar-pone has broken down and caused a severe power-leakage which disrupted the internet considerably in Myanmar.
The damaged cable is now being replaced with 500-meters long new power cable. Once that cable is replaced next steps of repairs are to open the Beach-Manhole on the sea-beach at the Kalar-hteik Village of Phyar-pone Township and inspect the conditions of the existing Connecting-Joints between the underwater-cable and the overland-cable.
The Closure-Boxes of the Connecting-Joints are then to be refilled with fresh Compound-Jelly once the Joints are inspected and replaced if necessary and reconnected. Mega-Testers will then be used to test the new connections to check whether the clear power flow is continuously achieved.
|Original Myanmah-Ahlin's report in Burmese of cable repairs in Phyar-pone.|
|Submarine Cable SEA-ME-WE3 connecting Europe, Middle-East, SE Asia, and Oceania.|
(At present Burma is connected to this submarine cable!)
|Submarine Cable SEA-ME-WE4 connecting Europe and Middle-East and SE Asia.|
(Why is Burma not connected to this submarine cable?)
|Replacing the cable-joint at beach-manhole.|
To double the existing bandwidth Burma is also planning to connect directly to the second submarine cable "SEA-ME-WE4" and the possible landing point will be Ngwe-thaung in Irrawaddy Division.