Tele Greenland Finds Cable Break South of Sisimiut

Tele Greenland said the submarine cable fault that has affected services north of Maniitsoq is a breach south of Sismiut.By Telecompaper
January 23, 2019

Tele-Post Greenland said the submarine cable fault that has affected services north of Maniitsoq is a breach south of Sismiut. For now, traffic north of Maniitsoq is going via radio relay link. To free up capacity, the company has taken measures such as suspending the 4G network.

Private customers north of Maniitsoq and as far as Kullorsuaq are suffering a slowdown in home and mobile internet. Tele Greenland is working to reduce impact on its business and wholesale customers.

Meanwhile, repairs to the cable break between Nuuk and Qaqortoq that occurred on 27 December will take longer than the three to five weeks originally expected, for lack of any cable ships. Jonas Hasselriis, director of IT and technology, said Greenland is in the unfortunate position of suffering two damaged submarine cables. It has been in touch with its suppliers and has located a vessel that it expects will be able to mend both lines.

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