Work to repair snapped Internet cables begins

February 6th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by admin  


London, Feb 6 (ANI): Work to repair snapped undersea Internet cables in the Mediterranean Sea has finally kicked off and is likely to be completed in a weeks time.

The break in the cable largely disrupted net services and communication links in the Middle East and India and slowed down Internet services across continents.

According to FLAG Telecoms the team involved in repairing procedure include about 50 people, along with navigation experts and cable engineers.

The ship fixing the first severed cable has already started its work and the work on the second cable would start on Tuesday.

“It will be a highly technical job and should take a week to complete,” BBC quoted a Flag Telecom spokesperson, as saying.

Though the cause is still unknown it is been said that breaks was due to a ship dragging its anchor along the sea bed.

However, the Egyptian communications ministry has denied any ships were in the area at the time of the break.

About 60 percent of the net services were disrupted in India while 70pct of the nationwide network in Egypt was disrupted. (ANI)

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