E-Marine Restores EASSy Connectivity

By Telecompaper August 14, 2017 Submarine cable firm E-Marine has successfully restored the 10,000 kilometer underwater 'EASSy' cable that runs the length of Africa’s east coast. The EASSy cable (Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System) was out of service as it was damaged around 4 km offshore Mogadishu. E-Marine played an integral role in restoring the [...]

2017-08-14T10:20:48+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Cable Faults|

Pakistan Suffers Rs1bn Loss Due To Submarine Cable Fault

By Dunya News August 8, 2017 Pakistan’s economy has to bear an estimated loss of Rs1 billion owing to recent fault in submarine cable whereas Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has summoned report from major stakeholders in aforementioned regard, reported Roznama Dunya on Tuesday. On August-5, PTA informed that Pakistan was experiencing slow internet as IMEWE, [...]

2017-08-11T13:27:06+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Cable Faults|

SAT3 Downtime Had Minimal Impact – Openserve

By MyBroadBand July 14, 2017 The SAT3 submarine cable was hit by an outage this week, with Openserve stating it minimised the impact on local Internet users by diverting international traffic. Alphonzo Samuels, Openserve CEO, said there was a break in the cable about 53km into the Atlantic Ocean from their landing station in Melkbosstrand, at a [...]

2017-07-14T07:29:55+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Cable Faults|

Massive Internet Disruption Costing Somalia $10M A Day

By Chris Burt, The Web Host Industry Review July 11, 2o17 An extended internet outage in Somalia is being called a “major disaster” to the war-torn country’s economy. The outage across the country’s south, including the capital Mogadishu, was caused by damage to an undersea fiber-optic cable two weeks ago, and is costing $10 million [...]

2017-07-12T11:07:57+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Cable Faults|

PTCL: Cable Fault On SEA-ME-WE 4

By Pakistan Tribe July 6, 2017 In a statement regarding yesterday’s major internet breakout, PTCL said one of the international submarine cable systems, SEA-ME-WE 4, has developed a fault. The company said that this cable system issue might result in degraded customer experience, i.e. slow internet speeds, particularly during peak hours. According to PTCL, the [...]

2017-07-07T07:46:17+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Cable Faults|

Service Restored In Congo-Brazzaville After 15 Days

By Ismail Akwei, Africa News June 27, 2017 Internet connection in Congo-Brazzaville was restored on Saturday after 15 days of nationwide disruptions and slowdowns that started since June 9, 2017, after a damage to the country’s main submarine cables. It was restored ahead of the five-week projected period given by the technical team working on [...]

2017-06-27T10:32:27+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Cable Faults|

MainOne’s Submarine Cable Out For 14 Days

By Prince Osuagwu, Vanguard News June 20, 2017 MainOne, Tuesday announced that repairs on its submarine cable which suffered a major fault Sunday has commenced. However, the appealed for its customers’patience throughout the repair period which it said would take up to 14 days. Statement from the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Funke Opeke, said that the [...]

2017-06-23T20:27:24+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Cable Faults|

APG Submarine Cable Damaged

By Vietnam Investment Review June 22, 2017 The Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable snapped at its Viet Nam-Hong Kong segment at 4pm, on Tuesday. A representative from an internet service provider informed the online newspaper, VietnamPlus, about the damage on Wednesday. The cause of the damage and the time of repair both remain unclear. [...]

2017-06-22T12:42:51+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Cable Faults|

Congo-Brazzaville Facing Major Submarine Cable Outage

By Ismail Akwei, Africa News June 14, 2017 Congo-Brazzaville is facing nationwide internet disruptions and slowdowns which started on Friday, June 9, 2017, after a damage to the country’s main submarine cables. Network providers confirmed days after the outage that the problem was caused by a submarine cable cut off in the Atlantic Ocean near [...]

2017-06-16T12:23:12+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Cable Faults|