3 cables, providing data & voice network connectivity from Asia to Europe and the United States, were severed last Friday (19th December 2008).
France Telecom has despatched a ship with 20km of cable for the repairs, with partial connectivity expected by Thursday (25th December 2008). The repairs would be completed by next Wednesday (31st December 2008).
This is the 3rd incident of severed submarine network cables since last year.
UPDATE: The Register has an article on the severed cables here.