The Frequent Cuts of Submarine & Underground Fiber

The Frequent Cuts of Submarine & Underground Fiber By Owusu Nyarko-Boateng, Adebayo Felix Adekoya, Asubam Weyori, Isaac Kofi Nti and Ening Philip May 28, 2021             Introduction The issue of protecting fiber cables has turned to be of international concern as more and more cables continue to get damaged. There [...]

2021-05-27T18:18:42-04:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Magazine|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: , , |

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: , , , |

FCC Amends Outage Reporting Requirements

FCC Amends Certain Aspects of Submarine Cable Outage Reporting Requirements By Womble Bond Dickinson, Lexology December 30, 2019 The Federal Communication Commission (FCC or Commission) has issued an Order on Reconsideration (Order) that reexamined and amended certain aspects of the submarine cable outage reporting requirements, outlined in the Submarine Cable Outage Reporting Order. The Commission [...]

2020-01-06T09:55:27-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

SEA-ME-WE 3 Submarine Cable Fixed

Breakage on SEA-ME-WE 3 Telecom Cable Fixed By Press Trust of India September 19, 2018 Kochi, Sep 19 (PTI) The SEA-ME-WE 3 (South-East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe), an optical submarine telecommunications cable linking these regions, was damaged during a construction activity here, but was fixed within hours, a senior Kerala government officer said. State IT Secretary [...]

Vocus Indicates Possible Sea-Me-We 3 Cable Fault

Vocus indicates possible cable fault in Sea-Me-We 3 between Perth and Singapore By Nico Arboleda September 4, 2018 Vocus said that an international circuit between Perth to Singapore has failed, revealing that it is being investigated by a local carrier. The network operator said there may be a cable fault on submarine telecommunications cable Sea-Me-We [...]

2018-09-04T13:27:51-04:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |