Internet problems continue with fourth cable break by Dylan Bowman

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by Dylan Bowman and AFP
Sunday, 03 February 2008

Internet services in Qatar have been seriously disrupted because of damage to an undersea telecoms cable linking the Gulf state to the UAE, the fourth such incident in less than a week.

The cause of damage is not yet known, but ArabianBusiness.com has been told unofficially the problem is related to the power system and not the result of a ship’s anchor cutting the cable, as is thought to be the case in the other three incidents.

It is expected to take at least “a few days” to fix, according to one person with knowledge of the situation.

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h/t: CLG

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