BBC News reports: The internet in Syria appears to have returned after a nationwide blackout knocked the country offline for more than 19 hours.
Monitoring company Renesys noted signs of activity at around 14:30 GMT (17:30 local time) on Wednesday.
Local state-run media had reported earlier that a “fault in optical fibre cables” was to blame for the blackout.
However, experts dismissed this explanation as “unlikely”.
David Belson, of Akamai, said: “Our monitoring shows that Syria’s international internet connectivity is through at least four providers, and published submarine cable maps show connectivity through three active cables.
“As such, the failure of a single optical cable is unlikely to cause a complete internet outage for the country.