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Summary: Ogero was working on solutions Thursday to secure continuous internet connectivity after the Alexandros submarine cable was damaged a day earlier.

BEIRUT: Ogero was working on solutions Thursday to secure continuous internet connectivity after the Alexandros submarine cable was damaged a day earlier.

"The telecommunications minister was informed of this damage and he gave his instructions to secure alternative cables that would allow the Lebanese to access the internet in a continuous manner," a statement issued by Ogero said.

Over two years ago, Lebanon acquired 24 percent of the Alexandros submarine cable, which connects to Cyprus, Egypt and France.

The underwater cable experienced frequent breakdowns Wednesday which caused an interruption in the internet services provided by internet services providers and the two cellular companies, Alfa and touch.

"Ogero received an email from Alex Nicolaos, head of the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority, saying that frequent interruptions hit Alexandros which require the adoption of quick measures to solve this problem, and the work on the cable will cause its interruption for the period extending from Oct. 19 to 28," the statement said.

The statement added that Ogero had informed ISPs Wednesday about the problem and it was cooperating with them on securing continuous internet services for the Lebanese.

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Publication:The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
Date:Oct 14, 2016
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