By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 10 May 2014:
Repairs have been made to a broken cable that severely disrupted telecommunications and related services in . . .[restrict]Tarhouna, Bani Walid, Ashuwerif and Brak Al-Shati.
The cutting of the fibre optic cable in Geera in the Al-Shati area affected the Libyana mobile phone network, the Libya Telecom and Technology internet service and passport and banking systems yin the four districts.
Deputy Telecommunications Minister Mohammed Blirass Ali told the Libya Herald that the cable had now been reconnected. It had been severed by accident during construction work. Such incidents had become all too common recently, he complained, because construction companies were ignoring guidelines. Penalties were being considered to enure instructions were followed correctly, he added.
In January, there were three similar communication break downs, all related to cables being cut during construction. [/restrict]