Mumbai: Internet services in the country was disrupted by up to 60 per cent on Wednesday because of damage to an international undersea cable network, the Internet Service Providers' Association of India (ISPA) said.
The ISPA said there has been over 50 per cent cut in bandwidth, adding that companies, including several outsourcing businesses, had been affected.
Reports also said damage to a communications cable in the Mediterranean disrupted 70 per cent of Egypt's internet traffic.
Reports quoting the country's telecommunications ministry said it was not known how the cable was cut but that services would probably take several days to return to normal.
The scale of the impact of the disruption on Egypt's financial services was not known.
Trading at Egypt's stock exchange continued uninterrupted, although one stockbroker reported disruption of some international orders.
Sale of airline tickets at Cairo International Airport were also affected but it did not cause any delays in scheduled flights, reports said.