Two days ago I’ve noticed that the internet browsing was so slow, This was due to a technical issues in the fiber cable between Egypt and Italy due to KEMS. And the degrade in browsing speed and internet performance will remain for the next 3 days.
The following E-mail (recieved from KEMS) describe the issue for those who are intrested:
“From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 4:50 PM
Subject: SMW4 submarine cable repair activity, Zajil T.T# 25147.
We would like to inform you of cable fault on SEA-ME-WE4, submarine Fiber cable approximately at 1886.152 Km from Alexandria towards Palermo.
Currently, SMW4 cable provider is performing repair/power re-configuring activity which may be completed within three days.
During this repair activity, you will experience degraded performance with high latency on Internet services. Further updates will be provided as and when we are updated by our provider.
Internet services will remain operational on available alternate capacities.
We thank you for your understanding in this regard,
Network Operations (1 821821)
Zajil International Telecom Co.”