Bangalore, Apr 26: India will have to bear will slow internet speeds for a few days due to breaks in a vital undersea submarine cable system.
The cable system - SEA-ME-WE 4 (South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4), which connects South East Asia and Europe through India and the Middle East, has been reportedly cut at three spots.
Repair work on the cable is underway and is expected to last for at least four days and in turn affect the internet connections in India.
The SEA-ME-WE 4 is an international sub-marine cable consortium of 16 companies including Airtel and Tata Communications.
This is not the first time India had to face slow internet speed due to disruption in a cable system. In Jan 2008, the country lost 50 to 60 per cent of Internet bandwidth due to a breakdown in an international undersea cable network.