Repairs to the damaged undersea fiber optic lines have not begun yet but the costs will be enormous. If the math is right, to repair 11 km of on of one undersea cables that cost US$143,000 to lay back in 1994 will cost about US$2.6 million. Hopefully there will be some type of safeguards to avoid this kind of theft in the future.
On a positive note, Vietnam will participate with 10 countries to lay a 20,000 km line that will connect Asia with the US. The project is expected to be completed by October, 2008. Once this happens, maybe we all will get our bandwidth back. Just 16 months to wait 🙂
(Source: Thanh Nien News)
See article here -> Vietnam’s fiber-optic cable loss globally unprecedented: official