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Train operator suggests Singtel use cable tie to resolve broadband Internet outage

Posted on 04 December 2016

It worked well for the train operator last time.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who can see solutions to problems easily, are applauding the suggestions for rescue efforts to salvage a precarious situation.

This after the Singtel broadband Internet passed away on Dec. 3, 2016, and attempts are being made to revive it, with cross-industry expertise coming into play, such as using cable ties to solve the problem.

One Singaporean, Gao Zhao, said this move is not the first time something like this has been done: “We might imagine that this is a critical situation and this is a technological problem, but we must remember this is not the first time a problem of grave magnitude has happened in Singapore and cable ties were the solution.”

“Previously, cable ties were used to hold critical infrastructure together to make it last for as long as it can last.”

“Look where that got us? Yes, breakdowns every other day, but overall, still functional 90 percent of the time.”

Other locals said they feel safe knowing action is being taken swiftly.

An Quan, another local, said: “Sometimes it is not how well the salvage operation is carried out but how quick it is being rectified.”

“If cable ties worked previously, I don’t see how they shouldn’t hold up now and solve a tech problem.”

“Most problems are physical, material problems anyway.”







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