Home / / Saudi internet, mobile lost after cable cut accident

Saudi internet, mobile lost after cable cut accident

Saudi Telecom Company set to sue two construction contractors for mistake.

Internet and mobile phone networks were lost in Saudi Arabia for three hours after contractors accidently cut underground optic fibres.

Two construction contractors caused the partial disconnection of Saudi Telecom Company’s network on Thursday.

The company is reportedly suing the contractors for the mistake after some private hospitals were unable to contact their insurance companies to get approval for surgical operations and some patients’ appointments were delayed because of the network collapse, Saudi Gazette reported on Friday.

The disconnection lasted for three hours resulting in the complete collapse of the internet and mobile networks.

The two contractors were working on projects between Makkah and Taif and between Madinah and Buraidah.

Saudi Telecom Company sent technicians to the damaged areas and fixed the cables in two hours.

Follow us to get the most comprehensive technology news in UAE delivered fresh from our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and listen to our Weekly Podcast. Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter on curated technology news in the Middle East and Worldwide.

REGISTER NOW | Webinar Event | Security you can bank on – Safeguarding the Middle East’s financial sector

Presented in partnership with security and network specialist Cybereason, the second in the three part webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how banks and financial institutions are evolving their service offering while simultaneously staying one step ahead of the cyber criminals who seek to bring their operations crashing to the ground.