While repairing a recent fault on its cable, SEACOM discovered a “secondary marine fault” in the Red Sea off the coast of Djibouti.
It has decided to intervene at the earliest opportunity to ensure any impact to service is minimised.
A planned service-affecting repair is scheduled to take place from 19 to 22 May 2017.
“The impact during this repair window will be that all linear transmission traffic on the east coast of Africa to and from Europe will be affected,” said SEACOM.
“Customers with IP or other managed network services will remain unaffected, but could experience higher latencies as traffic will predominantly be routed over SEACOM’s transmission links on the west coast of Africa, as well as on SEACOM’s network to Asia gateways.”
This comes after a marine fault hit SEACOM’s cable on 8 April. Repairs were completed on 6 May.
“SEACOM continues to monitor the situation closely and will provide necessary updates as warranted.”