Telecom Egypt says internet services fully restored after damaged undersea cable bypassed

Ahram Online , Tuesday 2 Jan 2018

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Telecom Egypt, the country's largest internet provider, said on Tuesday that it has fully restored its internet services in Egypt after a cut in an undersea cable had caused disruption in the network.

The company said it has bypassed the severed cable, which lies in the Mediterranean. It did not elaborate how the link was severed.

The disruption now has "no impact on internet traffic for Telecom Egypt users or any of its operators in Egypt," the company said in a statement.

Earlier on Tuesday, Telecom Egypt said that its Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) internet services in Egypt and other neighbouring countries have been experiencing a problem which it expected would take days to be solved.

Many Egyptian internet users have complained about service disruptions over the past two weeks.

Telecom Egypt is the largest provider of fixed-line services in the Middle East and Africa. The company said in a November report it had around 3.8 million subscribers to its internet services and 6.9 million subscribers to fixed-line services as of September 2017.

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