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Falcon submarine cable to be fully repaired by Feb 9

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: The Communications and Information Technology Commission has received a report from the company (GCX), the owner of the Falcon submarine cable, on the latest developments on the cable repair, which states that the procedures for restoring the Internet traffic services are on the right path, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting company sources said work is progressing at ‘a good pace’ and the repair work on the Yemen side has been completed and services restored.

However, the repair work on the marine optical fibers are continuing given good weather conditions, and the repair process is expected to be completed and services returned to normalcy by February 9, according to the company. The authority noted that Internet traffic in Kuwait has returned to normal after the completion of the transfer of traffic from the affected cable to other international tracks and cables within a short period of time.

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