Load-shedding is bashing South African networks

Hanno Labuschagne

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Load-shedding is bashing South African networks

Vodacom and Telkom have warned that Eskom’s continued load-shedding means many broadband subscribers and smartphone users will experience downtime.

Vodacom told subscribers that it is aware many customers around the country will be experiencing issues connecting to the network due to load-shedding.

“Our towers do use batteries as a backup, but these do have limited power and will eventually fail,” Vodacom said.
 

bwana

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Telkom mobile goes down after about three hours here but their roaming on Vadacon's network still works, as does telkom's dsl.
 

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Telkom mobile goes down after about three hours here but their roaming on Vadacon's network still works, as does telkom's dsl.

Telkoms ADSL is deader than a Dodo here - Telkom Prepaid is still up, but , for how long is anyone's guess
 

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9 December 2019

We regret and sincerely apologise that stage 4 loadshedding will move to Stage 6 loadshedding as from 18:00 today, as a result of a shortage of capacity. This follows a technical problem at Medupi Power Station impacting additional generation supply. The heavy rains has caused coal handling and operational problems at several power stations.


We remind and assure customers that loadshedding at Stage 6 is no cause for alarm as the system is being effectively controlled. Stage 6, requires 6000MW to be rotationally loadshed.

Eskom's emergency response command centre and technical teams will be working through the night to restore units as soon
as possible. Eskom is working closely large industry to assist with further load curtailment.

Loadshedding is a responsible act and highly controlled process, implemented to protect the country from a national blackout.

After 2015, Eskom and the municipalities identified the need to extend the loadshedding stages up to stage 8 and the national code (NRS048-9 Ed 2) was subsequently updated.

Even beyond these schedules, the System Operator will reduce demand in a manner that is controlled.

Stage 6 loadshedding schedules are available on the Eskom website.


Eskom will keep you updated.

In other words, it could be worse....


Incompotent oxygen thieves
 

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Telkom is on and off. Wish I could afford MTN right now.
 

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Vodacom voice works fine but their data network is pathetic . Centurion and in Roodepoort (Load Shedding or Not) May be switching networks if this continues
 
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