January 16, 2018
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Internet Speeds Goes Down in India Due to Cyclone Vardah

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As you may already know the southeast coast of India is affected by cyclone Vardah. As per latest news, it has already cost lives of four people. Not only that, if you are living near Chennai or close cities you may also face poor Internet speeds. Furthermore, to make everything normal again it might take up to 2-3 days.

As per confirmed reports, Bharti Airtel, India’s biggest telecom service provider has sent alert messages to their users. The message says, one of their undersea cables is not working properly due to the cyclone. Furthermore, due to this many customers will face poor internet speeds.

Bharti Airtel Slow Internet due to Cyclone Vadah

The problem is not only causing trouble to Bhati Airtel users. According to a reliable source, Broadband internet providers like ACT Internet and Chennai’s YOU broadband also noted same issues.  However, the companies have not provided any estimated time till when the problem will fix.

Here is what one of the Airtel spokespersons said:

Due to the severe cyclone at Chennai coast yesterday, one of our international undersea cables has been damaged and internet traffic has been partially impacted. As a result, customers in some locations may be experiencing slow internet/data speeds. Our teams are working to normalize the operations at the earliest possible and making alternate arrangements to divert international internet traffic

Other than Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio seems to be another provider in trouble. But no spokespersons of Jio has yet confirmed it. However, customers in Chennai and nearby cities are reporting of the very poor Internet speed.

Once, we get any update on the issue we will keep updating you so keep an eye on PageSwype Tech.

Update: The poor speeds due to the cyclone Vardah is now confirmed by Jio too.

We have had negligible impact to our network and assets so far and we are working on a war footing to ensure our service remains fully available to customers through this phase”

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