The Libyan Post, Telecommunications and IT Holding Company (LPTIC) said on Tuesday that a technical malfunction would affect Internet traffic in Libya, adding in a brief statement on Facebook page that the malfunction resulted from the emergency disconnection of the external electrical supply from the international system during an urgent maintenance procedure.

LPTIC indicated that the work teams have compensated the lost capacities through alternative international routes until the main routes are restored.

The company announced about a week ago that Internet traffic had been affected due to a malfunction in the equipment of the international submarine cable at the drop-off point in the United Kingdom.