SEACOM downtime woes continue

SEACOM’s problems with downtime continue with another outage today

February 8, 2012
Seacom cable cut break

SEACOM experienced downtime again today (8 February), which seems to have been caused by partner cable problems between Egypt and France.

Numerous broadband users complained about slow international speeds and high latency to international servers.

SEACOM could not immediately say what caused the problem, but confirmed that there were glitches on their system on Wednesday morning.

The company announced on their website early on Wednesday that “SEACOM is experiencing a service affecting outage that started in the early hours of Wednesday 8 February between Abu Talat (Egypt) and Marseilles (France)”.

The problem was restored at around 09:30. On its official Twitter channel the company said at that “All SEACOM customer circuits between Abu Talat (Egypt) and Marseilles (France) are back up and stable.”

SEACOM added that they will continue to monitor the situation and provide feedback as required.

Downtime problems have been haunting the undersea cable system since 2010, with regular outages caused by both cable problems and partner cable issues.

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