By AllAfrica

The East Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) which was recently damaged will be back on line in about two weeks, it has emerged.

It is suspected that on February 17, a cargo ship dragged its anchor over a distance of 150km in the Red Sea between Djibouti and Port Sudan, damaging three undersea cables; the EASSy; the South-East Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 3 (SMW3); and the Europe-India Gateway (EIG).

“The EASSy and EIG cables are likely to be repaired by March 20th. A cable ship has been secured to undertake the repair. Actual repair dates will depend on a variety of factors, including sea and weather conditions in the region,” Chris Wood, the Chairman of the EASSy Management Committee, told The New Times in an email yesterday.

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