Eddoras
Level 3: Gumshoe

SMW3 cable Repaired?

Hi

there are rumours that SMW3 has been fixed - finally. If so anyone know when Telstra will reinstate direct routing to Asia for Perth users rather than via East Coast?

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Level 21: Augmented

Re: SMW3 cable Repaired?

I would not hold my breath on this. Indigo should be coming soon so there is not much pressure on Telstra to switch back to SWM3... Plus SWM3 is faulting so often nowadays, that it might not be worth going back on it only to find out there is a new fault. Plus, as you say, it is just rumour...
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Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: SMW3 cable Repaired?

Repairs for original fault were completed on Sunday though it can take a little while before it will be ramped up to normal capacity while its being tested
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Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: SMW3 cable Repaired?

On the upside, the weather in that part of the world is looking fairly calm.
So, barring ships, they might actually get it fully operational before the cable gets cut again this time.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: SMW3 cable Repaired?

Not a good time then to mention Segment 4.13 (near Mumbai) has a fault since last month?

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Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: SMW3 cable Repaired?

I'm pretty sure they found the location of the fault and are the ship is already enroute.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
Level 21: Augmented

Re: SMW3 cable Repaired?

Let's start taking bets on the chances of Telstra switching back to SMW3 or waiting for Indigo to go live...
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Level 24: Supreme Being
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Re: SMW3 cable Repaired?

Yeah they have and it is Smiley Wink
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Eddoras
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: SMW3 cable Repaired?

Thanks. So if INDIGO is the go so to speak when will it go live? I've heard Q1 but anything better than that?
Level 24: Supreme Being
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Re: SMW3 cable Repaired?

I don't have the specific dates but it has been physically connected at both ends and is undergoing testing
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Eddoras
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: SMW3 cable Repaired?

So SMW3 definitely fixed acc to AARNET:

SUBJECT: [RESTORED] Unplanned Outage – Perth to Singapore Backbone Service – 26/10/18
SCOPE: Perth to Singapore Backbone Service
CORE NODES: sin-a-bdr1, wa-eper-pe1
START TIME: Friday 26 October 2018 22:13 AEDT (26 October 2018 11:13 UTC)
END TIME: Monday 18 February 2019 06:52 AEDT (17 February 2019 19:52 UTC)
DESCRIPTION:
Message #13 AARNet's third-party supplier has confirmed that repair works have been successfully completed. Perth to Singapore traffic has returned to normal.

So when will Telstra reroute Perth traffic?

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