By Alawi Masare

Dar es Salaam — Some Tanzanian internet service users experienced periodic outage as Seacom, the network link provider, started maintenance of its sea cable yesterday.

Some local internet providers said they were operating less capacity and when they switched to their own alternative capacity paths, subscribers went offline.

On Monday, Seacom announced to have identified a shunt fault in the Mediterranean Sea between Egypt and France that affected all transmission traffic on the East Coast of Africa to and from Europe.

“Repairs started taking place today. This may have some effect on internet speed,” Seacom said through a twitter message to the reporter yesterday.

To repair the fault, Seacom said a ship has been mobilised which will attend to the fault between October 19 and 28.

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