GTT confirms damage to cable


The Guyana Telephone Telegraph (GTT) Company has confirmed damage to one of its cables but did not elaborate on the impact it will have on its customers.

According to a release from the firm, “there has been an event off the coast of Suriname that affected one  leg  of   the Suriname- Guyana  submarine cable system.”

News Room first reported that the company has developed some faults with one of its main cables.

GTT, in a statement, said there is no net impact on  GTT’s  network at this time.

News Room was reliably informed that the damage to the cable affected the internet service but the firm’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Russel Davis had said on Tuesday he is unaware of any such reports when he was contacted by the News Room.

News Room was reliably informed that the damaged cable is estimated 40km off the coast of Guyana. News Room understands that GTT is currently running on part of the old terrestrial route, Americas II and backup out of Suriname. This means that there is currently no redundancy and should there be any failures, Guyana can be without internet.

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