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    Seacom could be down for a while

    Seacom CEO Mark Simpson says that the cut cables will be repaired in the coming week, but that they are encountering challenges with restoration services
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    Difficult to really understand what the issues are, but it does seem strange that they are struggling like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Seacom could be down for a while

    Seacom CEO Mark Simpson says that the cut cables will be repaired in the coming week, but that they are encountering challenges with restoration services
    Time to get a new Router too, with my current Mweb one I am stuck on their network cant dial out any other connections.
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    kinda fail that it always goes down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z1oc View Post
    kinda fail that it always goes down.
    Kind of a monthly thing. Previous fail was 14 Feb 2013
    http://mybroadband.co.za/news/broadb...orts-mweb.html
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    ugh this is going to blow...2 weeks +. I'll need to make a plan for GoT...

    See Andrew's comments here:

    http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...-Simpson/page3

    Quote Originally Posted by Fivel View Post
    Difficult to really understand what the issues are, but it does seem strange that they are struggling like this.
    Ships trailing anchors. Doesn't matter how much armour you add to the cable...a couple tons worth of anchor will break it. The only option is to bury it...which isn't feasible really so they only do that near the coast & in shallow waters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocXphere View Post
    Ships trailing anchors. Doesn't matter how much armour you add to the cable...a couple tons worth of anchor will break it. The only option is to bury it...which isn't feasible really so they only do that near the coast & in shallow waters.
    I get that, I was struggling to understand why it was taking so long to get the traffic rerouted. They couldn't seem to explain it themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fivel View Post
    I get that, I was struggling to understand why it was taking so long to get the traffic rerouted. They couldn't seem to explain it themselves.
    Routed where? There just isn't enough capacity to reroute all of it. Nobody is keeping an unused multi billion cable lying around just in case.

    Also...there are like 4-5 cables down in the region so nobody has any spare capacity.
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    Here is something interesting about the system
    From 5 min you can see the cable
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    Interesting vid.
    the ISP's cant really be blamed for the outage, and neither can seacom really be blamed. Although the route that the cable travels through in the mediterranean is an extreamly busy shipping lane, so these problems will probably never be at an end.
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