3 of 5 broken undersea cables to be repaired by Sunday

Three of the five undersea cables that were severely damaged and caused disruptions across the middle east will be repaired by Sunday, one of them being repaired by Saturday, according to authorities currently dealing with the matter. The broken cables caused disruptions to thousands of people across Asia, and cut Egypt's internet capacity in half. Much of the Internet traffic was rerouted within 24 hours, but definitely made things difficult.

Cable operators say that the repairs are well underway. It is still not known why or how the cables were damaged, however it is unlikely to be a coincidence: these undersea cables aren't broken all that often, and when five are broken within the span of one week, there's clearly something going on that we don't know about.

News source: Reuters

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