Critical Seacom outage causes slow Internet services in South Africa

Seacom is experiencing multiple outages on its terrestrial network across Egypt, which is affecting its international connectivity.

By - January 28, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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Seacom is experiencing multiple outages on its terrestrial network across Egypt, which is affecting its international connectivity.

The company announced that all of its international connectivity through Egypt has been affected since 06:00 GMT on 28 January 2016.

“Repair teams are on site. Seacom continues to monitor the situation closely and will provide necessary updates,” the company said.

South African ISPs have informed their subscribers that a break in the Seacom international cable is resulting in slow international traffic speeds due to congestion over redundant routes.

Massive Internet outage in South Africa

South Africa experienced a massive Internet outage on 21 January, caused by Seacom and WACS cable problems.

Seacom said its Northern Trans-Egypt route was damaged between Cairo and Alexandri, and its Southern Trans-Egypt route was damaged on the outskirts of Cairo.

“Both events were caused by civil construction activity,” said Seacom.

The company said it took 2 hours and 40 minutes to repair the cable breaks, during which time Internet connectivity was affected.

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