Reliance: FLAG and FALCON back online

11 Feb 2008

Services on two of three broken submarine cables providing internet services to parts of the Middle East and Asia have been restored after both cables were repaired, reports Reuters. FLAG Telecom, a subsidiary of India’s Reliance Communications (RCOM) said in a statement the breaks to its FLAG Europe-Asia (FEA) and FALCON cables had been repaired and services routed back through these cables. ‘The customer circuits have been normalised on FEA and FALCON that were earlier restored on alternate routes due to cable cut last week,’ the FLAG statement said.

Repair work on SEA-ME-WE 4, the second cable cut near Egypt, was also expected to be completed by Sunday. A spokesman for Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL), which co-owns the cable said there were no updates as yet.