Etisalat added a new international alternative marine cable routes over the last two days, which has significantly enhanced the Internet streaming services such as Youtube site access.
"After a sudden Sea-ME-We 4 cable breakdown in the Mediterranean Sea last week, Etisalat customers did not face major slowdowns in Internet browsing owing to its robust network with multiple redundant links to major global Internet hubs in Asia, Europe, and USA. Etisalat re-routed traffic to ensure that Internet services would remain operational in the UAE".
Etisalat also said that the international submarine cable will most likely be fixed by 27th April. As the ship will arrive at the location by 24th April to undertake repairs.