New Delhi: A disruption in the South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) undersea submarine cable system, which links south-east Asia and Europe, is likely to affect high-speed Internet services in India.
The SEA-ME-WE 4 project links the two regions via the Indian subcontinent and West Asia. The project is run by a consortium of 16 international telecom companies, including Bharti Airtel Ltd and Tata Communications Ltd.
According to people familiar with the matter, the disruption in the undersea cable network near Italy is likely to hit broadband connections in India.
Maintenance of the undersea cables will be carried out for the next four days, which may cause some disruption in services.
The companies have taken various steps to minimize the impact, people familiar with the development said.
According to the project’s official website, the undersea cable system has terminal stations in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria and France.