Internet services have been disrupted in large parts of the Middle East and India following cuts in two international submarine cable systems Wednesday morning.
India is suffering 60 percent disruption in service, with Egypt suffering 70 percent. The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Dubai, and Saudia Arabia are also experiencing degraded performance.
International telephone calls have also been affected, with massive rerouting work aimed at fixing the problem. Industry experts expect the damaged cables to be back in service in a week's time.