ADSL downtime across South Africa

ADSL subscribers across South Africa have reported ADSL downtime on Friday 7 June 2013. The problems started around 15:30, and early indications suggest that it is a nationwide outage affecting all ADSL customers across all service providers.

Some users reported that their ADSL lines sync, but that they are experiencing authentication problems.

MWEB ISP CEO Derek Hershaw said that they are aware of a nationwide ADSL outage, but the cause of the outage is unknown.

Afrihost said that it is aware of the connectivity issues with ADSL, but could also not immediately provide more information about the outage.

Telkom confirmed that they are experiencing ADSL problems in some areas, and that their staff is attending to the problems.

Telkom said that more details will be provided after they ascertained the cause and extent of the outage.


Shortly before 16:00 on Friday users reported that their ADSL was coming back online. This included subscribers from MWEB and Telkom.

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