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Algeria internet traffic hit by submarine cable cut

Monday 26 October 2015 | 12:43 CET | News
Algeria has suffered disruptions to internet service since a submarine cable was cut on 22 October. Algerie Telecom CEO Azouaou Mehmel said work started 24 October on repairing the cable and the operator hopes to have services restored within a week, El Watan reports. The cut to the Sea-Me-We-4 cable at Annaba resulted in Algerie Telecom losing 80 percent of its international bandwidth. It has tried to compensate by routing capacity over its second cable, connecting Algiers to Palma. Most of the remaining capacity has been reserved for business and wholesale customers, while residential

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: Algerie Telecom
Countries: Algeria
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