Have you recently experiencing slow browsing and downloading speeds through your internet connection, don’t make complains to your ISP, as one of the undersea cables carrying data traffic across 14 countries including India has been cut-off in the coast of Egypt. This cable damage has effected customers of India’s biggest broadband service providers BSNL and MTNL, along with private operators Bharti Airtel, Tata Communications and others.
The damaged undersea cables where strategically important as they carry data traffic across 14 countries, from Singapore to France. Also there has been reports that two other important undersea cable networks, linking Asia to Europe, were also damaged. This has caused mass disruption in internet connection in many parts of Asia including India, Middle East and North Africa.
Rajesh Chharia, president at Association of Internet Service Providers of India said to TOI, “Currently, internet and data usage are low because of the festive season. India will feel the impact from Monday when offices and businesses come back. Telcos have diverted all traffic from the Atlantic route to the Pacific, but our connectivity to the latter route is not sufficient to cater to all of India’s traffic.“
State owned, India’s biggest service provider BSNL said the company was diverted its traffic on other cables linking India with the Europe and the US. Bharti Airtel said, it will take all necessary steps to ensure data services were available to our customers by routing traffic on alternative routes. Some other ISP providers in India like Reliance communication said they where not effected by this cable damage.
The international consortium of operators in the region that manages the submarine cable system is proceeding to deploy repair services to restore services at the earliest. But its excepted to take 25 to 30 days of time for the full repair. So till for about a month from now users in India and other Asian , African countries will be effected with slow internet speeds.