Faulty cable blacks out internet for millions in Middle East and India
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 01/02/2008 03:17
- India and Egypt among countries hit by outage
- Damage to undersea connection to blame
Tens of millions of internet users across the Middle East and Asia have been left without access to the web after a technical fault cut millions of connections.
The outage, which is being blamed on a fault in a single undersea cable, has severely restricted internet access in countries including India, Egypt and Saudi Arabia and left huge numbers of people struggling to get online.
Web disrupted 'across Mid-East'
Internet services have been disrupted in large parts of the Middle East and India following damage to two undersea cables in the Mediterranean.
Undersea cables cut, disrupting Net
Internet and telephone communications remained disturbed Thursday in the Middle East and the world's back office, India, after two undersea cables were damaged.
Cable damage in Mediterranean disrupts Internet in Mideast
Wide areas of the Middle East experienced Internet disruptions today after two underwater cables were damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt, according to reports.