Iran’s Internet route via Turkey interrupted again
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 20
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's Internet service slowed down significantly on Oct. 20 due to interruption of Turkey and Babol-Mandab Internet routes into Iran.
The Iranian Internet users have witnessed significant speed fall since this morning, which reached its peak point at noon, Iran 's Fars news agency reported.
Telecommunication Infrastructure Company of Iran's ICT ministry has confirmed that the problem is due to a cut off of the Turkey and Babol-Mandab Internet routes. As a result of the interruption, Internet speed in some regional countries including Iran has slowed down, according to the company.
"The company and other international companies are working hard to establish alternative routes to settle the problem as soon as possible."
Last month Turkey cut off Iran 's Internet service by 50 Gigabytes (GB), which impacted on Iran 's network, however the problem was later resolved.
Earlier in October 2012, an explosion damaged a pipeline supplying Iranian natural gas to Turkey, halting gas flow, and surprisingly disrupting Internet connectivity to northern Iran and Iraq.
Internet communication lines are often installed along the existing physical routes, such as highways, power lines, rail lines or oil and gas pipelines. It was supposed that the Turkish Internet and mobile provider was using communication lines along this pipeline to provide northern Iran and Iraq with Internet.
Edited by CN
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