Sulawesi Maluku Papua Cable System Disruption

Internet services to the capital of Indonesia's Papua province have been out since Friday May 1, 2021 on SMPCS.May 3, 2021

As military operations intensify in West Papua, internet services to the capital of Indonesia’s Papua province have been cut.

The telecommunication company, PT Telkom Indonesia, has confirmed that internet service in Jayapura was disrupted on Friday night.

It said the disruption was due to disconnection of the Sulawesi Maluku Papua Cable System at the Biak-Sarmi line.

This has hampered the flow of information regarding the pursuit of West Papua Liberation Army guerilla fighters by Indonesian security forces.

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