Etisalat warns of internet disruptions in UAE


Dubai: Internet traffic in the UAE is likely to be disrupted this weekend due to damage to a key submarine cable in the Mediterranean Sea, etisalat said in a statement.

Repairs are being undertaken by the owner of the cable, the Sea-ME-We 4, other partners and concerned operators.

Traffic is being re-routed to ensure the earliest restoration of the cable.

"Etisalat has prioritised internet traffic and essential services, important to customers, to ensure that they continue to operate with minimal or no impact. For the business segment and service users, etisalat has already undertaken immediate corrective steps to minimise the impact."

Telecom operator du said there has been no impact on [its] internet and international voice services. Traffic was moved to alternative international routes, it said.


  • Raheman

    Apr 16, 2010 4:52

    even I am having same issue , youtube is not working from last 3-4 days, and MSN messanger voice call not working also......and browsing speed too.

  • keshbahn

    Apr 16, 2010 3:33

    oddly, i find the internet faster except for Youtube, which is not loading.that, considering i have a DSL line.Odd indeed.

  • Jason

    Apr 16, 2010 11:50

    I guess it started 2-3 days back...