Batelco restores Internet after cable fault
Manama, March 1, 2010
Batelco, the leading telecom service provider in Bahrain, implemented emergency plans to restore Internet connectivity to key destinations following a cable cut incident 170 km off the coast of Dubai recently, the company said.
Ahmed Al Janahi, Batelco Group general manager media and government relations, explained that the cable cut threatened to cause severe disruption to communications in the region including Bahrain.
“However, as we have stringent plans in place to deal with such situations, we were able to divert traffic and restore the majority of services for most of our customers within a few hours,” Al Janahi said.
“A small number of our customers have been impacted and continue to experience disruption to their services,” he added.
“Repair work is currently in progress, under the direction of the cable owners, to restore the damaged cable. It is expected that full services will be restored by March 6,” said Al Janahi.– TradeArabia News Service