back to article Telstra iPhone customers RISE UP as download speeds collapse

Problems with an unnamed submarine cable are hitting in unexpected places: Apple iPhone users on the Telstra network are reporting catastrophically-slow performance downloading updates. The issue seems almost certainly to stem from a combination of where Apple mirrors content it's delivering to Australians (Vulture South's bet …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    SEA-ME-WE3

    Various ISPs are all reporting that the cable has been cut and a ship has been dispatched to fix it. Not sure why there's any secrecy surrounding it. Ping times and trace routes make it ridiculously clear what has happened.

  2. Kernel

    They mightn't be saying

    but it's likely the segment between Perth and the branching unit out from Jakarta - if it was from Jakarta to Tuas I'd expect more than just Telstra customers screaming.

    1. Yes Me Silver badge

      Re: They mightn't be saying

      It's alleged to be SeaMeWe3 cut between Singapore and Perth and it's alleged that Telstra had their traffic shaping and/or backup set up wrong... much Twittermud being slung...

      https://twitter.com/GordyPls/status/649534992633208832

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