SEACOM cable fault – here’s when it will be fixed

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SEACOM has stated that recent South African internet issues are due to a shunt fault in the Mediterranean Sea between Egypt and France.

As a result of the fault, all transmission traffic on the East Coast of Africa to and from Europe will be affected.

South Africans for the most part should not be affected, but could experience higher latencies with possible degradation of service, as traffic will predominantly be routed via WACS and SEACOM’s network to the Asia gateways.

To repair this shunt fault, a service-affecting planned activity has been scheduled from 19 – 28 October 2016.

Due to the nature of the activity, which largely depends on weather and other sea conditions, the planned work window may vary.


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