Telem Group does emergency repair on undersea cable

POSTED: 10/25/11 2:28 PM

St. Maarten – An important upgrade to TelEm Group’s SMPR-1 undersea cable was carried out Monday night, causing interruptions to international voice, broadband data and internet services for a brief period. The upgrade began at 12:00 midnight and was scheduled to end at 4:00 a.m.
The upgrade involved a part of the SMPR-1 cable that is located in Puerto Rico and was carried out by a member of the TelEm Group technical staff. The work entailed switching off the cable connection while an upgrade was carried out to attached equipment after which reconnections were made.

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