The repercussions of the cut undersea cables are being felt still. Egypt has had internet service partially restored. For some other Middle East countries, internet and phone services remain disrupted:

“…Egypt says it has been able to restore most of its communications by re-routing services, but other parts of the Middle East remain badly affected.

Experts have warned that it may be days before the fault is fixed and that the knock-on effect could have serious repercussions on regional economies.”

link: Repairs begin on undersea cable

There is no indication as to when the repairs will be completed. It appears to be a tedious process of reconnecting “fibre by fibre”. If you are trying to communicate with countries in that area, there is no assurance that the message will be delivered successfully.

Catherine Forsythe