Minister says 'internet crisis' will be fixed in 20 hours
Communications Minister Atef Helmy told Turkish Anadolu news agency on Wednesday that the “internet crisis will be resolved in 20 hours,” adding, "There will be gradual improvement in the service within the coming hours.” Repairs to an underwater internet cable that was cut at 8 am continue, a source at Telecom Egypt said earlier.
According to reports, the SMW4 maritime cable was cut around 750 meters north of Alexandria, which slowed internet service in Egypt and other countries. In a statement on Wednesday,
Telecom Egypt said “internet services will [go back to] normal by the end of the day.”
The company said it’s currently using alternative methods to provide internet services, saying the cut cable "is expected to be fixed by the third week of April.” Link.net, another ADSL provider, said the incident will impact internet speed for all service providers.
The events surrounding the cable's severing are still a mystery.
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