When South Africa's slow Internet speeds will be fixed

Jamie McKane

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When South Africa's slow Internet speeds will be fixed

Breaks on both the WACS and SAT-3/WASC submarine cable systems last month have resulted in slow Internet connectivity for many South Africans.

Both of these cable systems are deployed in the Atlantic Ocean and are used to connect a number of African countries – including South Africa – to Europe.
 

deweyzeph

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I think most ISPs have managed to get around this problem. I haven't experienced any slow speeds since about a week after the breaks were reported.
 

Jake45

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How did the cables get damaged? Two breaks in two different parts of the world (Congo, UK) at the same time seems very unlikely?
 

Gaz{M}

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How did the cables get damaged? Two breaks in two different parts of the world (Congo, UK) at the same time seems very unlikely?
Pure co-incidence. Random events tend to cluster, usually in threes. It's weird.
 

eddief1

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If the SAT3 and WACS breaks are in different places that is very unlucky...if they run/broken close to one another then probably the same event which broke both? Anchor, drag net fishing?
 

XTM

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cables repairs ET 2 weeks. it won't be sooner though
 

jphegers

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My question is, is there only one repair ship to service the entire undersea cable network?If there was another ship available could it not have been dispatched seeing the ship in Cape Town was harbour bound due to weather conditionds?
 

MightyQuin

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Why oh why is all this schit being re-hashed?

Same questions being answered patiently by the same people.

There were at least 3 endless threads about this already...
 

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UPDATE:The repair work being carried out off the coast of The Republic of Congo to the WACS (Highbridge to Seixal) has been completed.
The next section of cable to be fixed is near the United Kingdom (UK) (Segment 4) and is expected to be repaired in the coming days but is currently delayed due to inclement weather (Winter Weather system Storm Ciara).

Cable repairs on the SAT3 cable system is also under way as the cable repair vessel follows a similar route to that of the WACS cable.
This work is scheduled to be completed by 17 February subject to favourable weather conditions at sea.
 
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