Phone and Internet communication between Europe and Asia disrupted

Phone and Internet communication between Europe and Asia disrupted
# 20 December 2008 08:05 (UTC +04:00)
The problem arose after three undersea cables connecting Italy and Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea were damaged, APA reports quoting France Press agency. The causes of the damage are not known yet.
Emergency group was sent to the scene of accident, but they need in several days to resolve the problem. Direction of the Europe-Asia phone and Internet communications was changed because of accident. The communications are provided via the North America now.
The information exchange with the Asian countries was reduced by 50 percent as a result of incident.
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