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.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
Subscribe to Arabian Business' newsletter to receive the latest breaking news and business stories in Dubai,the UAE and the GCC straight to your inbox.