The Georgian side, to all appearances, just switched off hardware maintaining Armenia’s access to the internet, ArmenTel national monopolist internet provider press secretary Hasmik Chutilyan said in an interview to REGNUM. She says “the connection has just been interrupted on the Georgian territory, which is hard to interpret at the moment.”
Chutilyan stated recently that the internet connection was completely restored after the cable failure on the Black Sea seabed, for which “satellite connection and reserve sources had been used.” She also said that the recovery of the Black Sea cable was underway and to be completed in 10 days.
As it was reported earlier, population of Armenia twice for the last week had been cut off the internet. The reason of the failure in the work of Armenian internet providers became the cable breakage on the Georgian territory. According to ArmenTel information, the cable was damaged on August 4 in the Kutaisi region resulting in Armenia’s having no internet connection for 6 hours. On August 5, the cable was damaged on the Black Sea seabed.
The data transfer is performed through the only cable connecting Armenia and Ukraine via Georgia on the Black Sea seabed. In the south, the cable is connected to the analogous Iranian communications. Lately it has been a third large-scale internet cable failure on the Georgian territory.