Sudden Slow Internet Speed in India Due to Undersea Cable Cut
The cable system – SEA-ME-WE 4 (South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4), which connects South East Asia and Europe through India and the Middle East, has been reportedly cut damaged at three spots. Repair work on the cable is underway and is expected to last for at least four days and in turn affect the internet connections in India.
The SEA-ME-WE 4 is an international sub-marine cable consortium of 16 companies including BSNL, Airtel and Tata Communications. Atleast 3 different under sea cables have been broken, out of which the cable located near Italy is going to effect the Indian Broadband Connections.
This is not the first time India had to face slow internet speed due to disruption in a cable system. In Jan 2008, the country lost 50 to 60 per cent of Internet bandwidth due to a breakdown in an international undersea cable network.
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