Cable operators have reported to the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) that the repair of the six submarine cable systems damaged by the earthquakes in December 2006 has been completed.
"The earthquakes which occurred near Taiwan on 26 December 2006 caused serious damage to six submarine cable systems supporting Hong Kong's external telecommunications services. We are pleased to note that the repair of these cable systems is completed and all our external telecommunications services, including Internet access services, have been fully restored. Our Internet service providers have recovered their external connection capacity back to the normal operational level before the earthquakes," said an OFTA spokesperson today (14 February 2007).
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