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Thread: SEACOM downtime and impact on SA broadband users explained

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    SEACOM outage and SA impact explained

    SEACOM’s outage today caused by a cable break in Egypt; affects ADSL subscribers in different ways

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    Nice one mweb. My ordinary browsing is completely unaffected.
    Last edited by Nuro; 17-03-2011 at 08:55 AM.

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    I was wondering what's going on. I have connection, but very slow.

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    luckily for Mweb. They had planned maintenance last night for the JHB area. Perfect timing.

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    Yet another seacom problem

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    so who cut the cable dammit?!

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    seacom again... when will we see then end of this? at least make it less frequent?

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    SEACOM's availability has to a large degree driven consumer ADSL prices down, but it seems clear that any sane ISP has to retain SAT3 bandwidth to ensure their customers aren't left in the dark.

    But once WACS is online we'll have even more redundancy, and who knows, maybe even lower prices ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by purejimcn View Post
    seacom again... when will we see then end of this? at least make it less frequent?
    If you read the article again, it said that the fault is not on Seacom but on SEA-ME-WE-4 . Blaming Seacom is the same as blaming your ISP and saying it is their fault. Or just blame Telkom, as you are using their line from your house

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    Have switched over to WebAfrica, but some sites still affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zamicro View Post
    If you read the article again, it said that the fault is not on Seacom but on SEA-ME-WE-4 . Blaming Seacom is the same as blaming your ISP and saying it is their fault. Or just blame Telkom, as you are using their line from your house
    Yes, it seems that most of the SEACOM outages are caused by that unreliable piece of crap SEA-SPOT-RUN cable system, but I thought Seacom bypassed that a while ago already and were no longer dependent on them?
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    Update from SEACOM:

    “SEACOM experienced a fault on a partner network from 20:57 GMT on 16 March 2011. The fault has been repaired and all customers have been restored.”

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    Telkom sat 3 seems to be the most reliable in this department
    "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

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    Lol another Mweb advert. I wonder if Mybb get paid per mention. Its not like mweb is the only isp on seacom...

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    Hmmm... not sure all is working fine, I cannot get onto many international sites at the moment... 11:35... somethings up... or at least down!

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