UAE Etisalat users face disruption after cable cut

Egyptian army have arrested divers caught cutting through Mediterranean submarine cable

Telco Etisalat has warned customers in the UAE that they may experience slower internet services after a fibre optic cable was cut in the Mediterranean Sea.

The UAE’s largest telecom operator said it will continue to monitor traffic to minimise disruptions but did not confirm when services would be fully restored.

The Etisalat announcement followed hours after Egypt’s coastguard confirmed it had captured three divers cutting through an undersea internet cable. It was not immediately clear whether the incident is responsible for disruptions but cable operator SEACOM last week said its services had been disrupted.

The firm, which carries traffic for other companies, said that services had been cut on Friday but restored them on Wednesday, only to report hours later that another connection had been cut.

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Posted by: charlie

its because internet here is cheaper and you can have the speed that you need for affordable price (i have my 30 mbps for my myself only at home), maybe thats why someone would like to sabotage it hahahaha.. please dont tap to our main line like Ironman do. joke..

Posted by: Awi

Agreed!!!

Posted by: elboss

it's 29 march and traffic to Europe is very slow .. +500 ping speeds that usually used to take less than 120ms !! when .. when will this be fixed.

Posted by: ajam

snooze fest. etisalat is the worst. horrible customer service says it all.

Posted by: Anon

Sounds dodgy and strangely coincides with the cyber attack in Europe and my daughter-in-laws head!

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