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New Undersea Cable Disruption Impacts Vietnam Internet

Internet Crawls in Vietnam As Undersea Cable Disrupted Again By Nguyen Quy, VNExpress April 3, 2020 Vietnamese Internet users have to suffer sluggish internet connections as the disaster-prone AAG undersea cable suffered a disruption Thursday. Local internet service providers said the Asia America Gateway (AAG) encountered a technical problem on the S1 branch connecting Vietnam [...]

2020-04-03T11:24:38-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |

SAT-3, WACS Suffer New Cable Fault

South Africa’s Slow Internet Could Be Back to Capacity by 4 April - After Two Undersea Cable Faults By Business Insider South Africa March 30, 2020 South Africa’s slow internet could be back up and running to full capacity by 4 April. The Ile D'Aix is making steady progress along the English Channel toward the site [...]

2020-03-30T10:21:27-04:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , |

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: , , , , , |

Cable Cut Causes Yemen Internet Outage

Cut Undersea Cable Plunges Yemen Into Days-Long Internet Outage By Lily Hay Newman, WIRED January 13, 2020 Last week, the internet went dark for Yemen and its 28 million citizens. It's still not fully back today. In fact, the entire Red Sea region has dealt with slow to nonexistent connectivity since the severing of a [...]

2020-01-14T09:59:39-05:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , |