Etisalat confirms the completion of repair of the SE-ME-WE-4 submarine cable.
Repairs on the broken undersea SE-ME-WE 4 internet cable has been repaired and internet services have been fully restored in the UAE, Etisalat said in a press statement. Etisalat has now re-routed the clogged traffic back on the submarine cable, finally ending the 2-week long disruption.
Repair work to the fix undersea cable was scheduled to start on April 17th, but was pushed back to April 24th due to bad weather in the Mediterranean Sea. Etisalat had then said that the repair work would begin on Sunday and will be fixed by April 27th.
We had been noticing the increase in speed since morning, and so have our forum members, reporting normal browsing, HTTP and torrent downloading speeds. If you are still having problems, give us a shout below in our comments section. Full press release below:
Etisalat announced today that the cable repairs on the submarine cable (SE-ME-WE-4) have been completed and the Internet services have been fully restored. Etisalat has re-routed the internet traffic to the submarine cable (SE-ME-WE-4) that has now been completely restored.
To provide an uninterrupted surfing experience during the cable cut period, Etisalat had acquired additional link capacities and re-routed the traffic to through these links, to ensure seamless Internet services in the UAE.
Etisalat customers did not face major slowdowns in Internet browsing owing to its robust network with multiple redundant links to major global Internet hubs in Asia, Europe, and USA. Etisalat’s network has been so designed to avoid disruption of Internet traffic during such an eventuality. Etisalat has invested heavily in building a robust network with multiple redundant links to major global Internet hubs in Asia, Europe, and USA, so that the traffic can be re-routed to ensure that Internet services can remain operational at reasonable speeds in the UAE.