3 marine cable cuts
3 marine cable cuts in the Mediterranean Sea have affected the Internet traffic in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) as the incumbent and the leading telecom provider was not affected as bad as other providers in the region. STC have worked out an alternative plan to compensate for the shortage of the IP and voice supply through other routes and pathes. It is also worth mentioning that STC has got several routes to the east and west stand by for such cases and these routes would reduce the effect to run the major services till the problem is solved.
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