UAE telco Du today warned customers that they may experience a “possible degradation of internet services” owing to a cut on the undersea FLAG cable cut between Dubai and Oman, which took place at about 7.45am today.
“The cable cut may affect some Internet users who may witness degradation in internet speed as we expect some slowness especially in peak times,” Du said in a statement.
The telco said that it was re-routing its traffic over a various alternative cable systems to ease the problem. “Although the incident is not under our control, we are working with the concerned parties to ensure a quick resolution of this issue. According to cable operators, repair process has already started and performance is expected to go back to normal levels within the coming few days,” the telco added.
The Europe-Asia segment of the FLAG cable system stretches from the UK to Japan, via other regions including the Middle East. The cable is operated by India's Flag Telecom, a subsidiary of Reliance Communications.