Ogero says IMEWE cable under maintenance

Friday 9 February 2018 | 09:43 CET | News

Lebanese operator Ogero says the India-Middle East-Western Europe (IMEWE) submarine cable connecting Lebanon's internet to the outside world was undergoing maintenance, but it expected the work to be completed by 08 February without significant interruption to users. Ogero CEO Imad Kreidieh told the Daily Star that the regular maintenance normally takes about four to five days.

The IMEWE submarine cable is a high capacity fibre-optic submarine cable system that links internet and communications systems from India to Europe via the Middle East. However, complaints filed across Beirut over slower-than-normal internet speeds were not linked to this, said the Daily Star.

Kreidieh said the internet is "just below 80 percent capacity now", noting that Ogero had taken every necessary measure to prevent users suffering problems during the maintenance. Ogero had given users advance warning of he engineering works.


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