Be Prepared for Slow Internet Connection in India for the next few days [Undersea Cable Repair]

The disruption in the SEA-ME-WE 4 undersea submarine cable system, which links South East Asia and Europe, is likely to affect the high-speed Internet services in the country.

The submarine cable system suffered a fault near Italy and maintenance will be carried out for the next four days, which may cause some disruption in services.

SEA-ME-WE-4-Route The South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) submarine communications cable system is a consortium of 16 companies (including Airtel and Tata Communications) and carries telecommunications between Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan,United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria and France.

Similar incident happened in January of 2008 : India loses ~50% of Internet bandwidth for the next 10 days.

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