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Subsea Cable Damage Claims: The Legal Approach

Subsea Cable Damage Claims: The Legal Approach By Nicholas Kazaz March 16, 2020 Subsea cables have a long history reaching back almost two centuries, starting with the first international subsea cable, which was laid across the English Channel in 1850.  Over recent years, the number of cables has considerably increased.  In a world which relies [...]

New SAT-3 Cable Fault Affects Angola, Gabon

Angola, Gabon Internet Services Disrupted After New Problems on Sat-3 Submarine Cable By Telecompaper March 16, 2020 Three weeks after the return of all internet services in Angola, Angola Telecom and the SAT-3/-WASC submarine cable consortium announced a new breakdown in the submarine cable between Libreville (Gabon) and Cacuaco (Angola). The anomaly caused the interruption [...]

2020-03-19T18:14:05-04:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shunt Faults on Seacom and WACS

Shunt Faults on Seacom and WACS By Rudolph Muller, MyBroadband March 13, 2020 There are shunt faults on the Seacom and WACS submarine cable systems which will require downtime to repair. A shunt fault occurs in submarine cables when the cable insulation becomes damaged and causes a short circuit as the metallic core is exposed [...]

2020-03-19T18:30:36-04:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |

WACS, SAT-3 Submarine Cables Fully Restored

International Connectivity Fully Restored As WACS, SAT-3 Return to Service By Tech Central February 19, 2020 More than a month after freak simultaneous submarine cable breaks disrupted Internet access in South Africa and other African countries, international connectivity has been fully restored. Two cable breaks on the Wacs cable and one on the Sat-3/Wasc system, [...]

2020-02-19T10:12:17-05:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

SAT3, WACS Repairs Face Further Delay

Repairs on SAT3 and WACS Cable Systems Face Further Delay By Telecompaper February 14, 2020 South Africa's Openserve says unfavourable conditions at sea continue to hamper the progress of the vessel and crew undertaking the joint repair of the South Atlantic 3/West Africa Submarine Cable (SAT3/WASC) and the West African Cable System (WACS). Openserve said [...]

2020-02-14T11:00:28-05:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |

WACS Breakage Caused by Dense, Heavy Sediment

WACS Breakage Caused by Dense, Heavy Sediment By Brendyn Lotz February 7, 2020 The first repair to the West Africa Cable System (WACS) by the crew aboard the Leon Thevenin is complete and the reason for the breakage is rather bizarre. According to a tweet from the South African National Research and Education Network (SA [...]

2020-02-10T09:21:06-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , |

WACS Repairs Finish Ahead of Schedule

Good News for South Africans With Slow Internet By Jan Vermeulen, MyBroadband February 7, 2020 The repair to a break in the West Africa Cable System (WACS) submarine fibre cable has been completed two days ahead of schedule. The update comes from the South African National Research Network (SANReN), and the Tertiary Education and Research [...]

2020-03-19T20:13:33-04:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Repairs to Vietnam Submarine Cables Rescheduled

Repairs to Vietnam Submarine Cables Rescheduled By Vietnam+ February 5, 2020 Hanoi (VNA) – Repair work on some international undersea cables is unable to be completed as scheduled, and it will take more days for Vietnam’s internet connection with the world to be fully recovered. Branch S2 of Tata TGN-Intra Asia (IA) will be mended [...]

2020-03-19T20:22:49-04:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Repairs Underway to Fix South Africa’s Slow Internet

Repairs Underway to Fix South Africa’s Slow Internet By Bradley Prior, MyBroadband January 29, 2020 The ship that has been tasked with fixing South Africa’s slow Internet issues has reached its destination and has begun repairs on the broken submarine cable. This was confirmed by TENET, which tweeted this morning that the Leon Thevenin had [...]

2020-01-29T10:21:02-05:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

WACS and SAT3 Reconnect with Cameroon

Cameroon Reconnects to WACS and SAT3 Submarine Cables By Business in Cameroon January 27, 2020 (Business in Cameroon) - More than a week after the rupture of the WACS and SAT3 submarine cables off the coast of Cameroon, which had disrupted Internet access in several Central African countries, the mobile operator Orange Cameroon announces the [...]

2020-01-27T11:54:28-05:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |