Egyptian internet services disrupted due to damaged cable
Internet services in Egypt have been disrupted by damage to an undersea cable, Link Dot Net boss Waseem Arsani has told Ahram Online.
"The technical damage could disrupt Egypt's internet services by almost 50 percent," Arsani added.
Internet services will gradually recover during the afternoon and be back to normal by the end of the day, a source at Telecom Egypt has told state news agency MENA.
Submarine cable operator SEACOM has confirmed the SMW4 cable was damaged off the coast of Egypt.
"SEACOM is currently in the process of prioritising and reallocating already available capacity for customers and sourcing further capacity to re-establish a full service," SEACOM said in a statement.
Egyptian internet users reported connection difficulties or slow broadband speeds on Wednesday morning.
Internet services were disrupted nationwide on Friday due to damage to international undersea cables but the service was back to normal by Sunday
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