The South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) Submarine Cable is an approximately 18,800 KM long cable connecting Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria and France. The system is using Terabit DWDM technology to achieve Maximum bandwidth with minimal cost.
The slowness in the internet is due to damage in the cable between Egypt and France. The restoration work will be progressive taking upto 10-15 days. This has affected countries from Egypt, GCC countries to countries in the Indian sub-continent.