Breaking: Mobile services down in Egypt

Ahram Online, Tuesday 16 Aug 2011

Etisalat blames the service interruption on a damaged cable provided by Telecom Egypt, the country's sole fixed line operator

Some mobile subscribers on all three Egyptian mobile operators are facing connection issues with voice, internet and all BlackBerry services as a result of a damaged Telecom Egypt fibre cable. Mobinil and Etisalat were the first to report the problem on their Twitter accounts.

"Hello everyone, there is a network problem, we will be investigating and we will update you about that as soon as its fixed," Mobinil said on its Twitter's account.

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