The West African Cable System (WACS) has informed its clients that there may be downtime in early June 2013 to repair a fault, forcing some ISPs to look for alternative bandwidth during the projected repair period.
WACS told its clients that there is a suspected fault on one of the cable segments, and that the cable ship has been dispatched to the affected area.
The ship is expected to reach the fault area on 4 June 2013, and the tentative date of repair is estimated to be 8 June 2013.
WACS warned that traffic on the system is expected to be down during the repair period.
It is understood that it is currently only a suspected fault, and that it is not certain that there will be any downtime on the system.
Hershaw added that he does not expect the WACS issue to have a significant impact on them because of their high redundancy, which includes significant capacity on Seacom.