x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

UAE internet users warned of slowdown in connection

This was due to a break in one of its fibre optic cables in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast, the mobile operator tweeted.

Etisalat customers may have experienced some difficulties with their networks last night after Etisalat suffered a break in one of its fibre optic cables in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast near Alexandria (see accompanying story) , the state news agency Wam said.

"Dear Customer, you may experience a drop in internet browsing speeds due to a cable cut. We are working to fix this at the earliest," the company tweeted yesterday evening.

Etisalat said it had a contingency plan in place and would miminise the impact on customers, said Wam.

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