2020 SAT-3 & WACS Faults Possibly Caused by Massive Mudslide

2020 SAT-3 & WACS Faults Possibly Caused by Mudslide June 2, 2021 Luanda, Angola - Cable breaks or faults on subsea optical cables can impact global digital connectivity and have costly ramifications for businesses and internet users. Three such incidents impacted users on the African continent in 2020 alone. Each year more than a hundred [...]

Internet In Mauritius Will Be Slow until June 1

Internet In Mauritius Will Be Slow until June 1 By Muriel Edjo May 27, 2021 Internet users in Mauritius have been experiencing Internet service disruptions since the afternoon of Tuesday, May 25. These issues, which include slow traffic, will continue for the next six days. According to Mauritius Telecom, this is due to repair work [...]

2021-05-27T11:45:04-04:00May 27th, 2021|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: , , , , , |

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: , , , , , |

Cable Ship Leon Thevenin Heads to Angola

Cable Ship Leon Thevenin Heads to Angola By ITWeb Africa January 23, 2020 In a fresh announcement related to the undersea cable restoration mission, the cable vessel Leon Thevenin is said to have departed Cape Town harbour on 22 January 2020 and is heading for offshore Angola. This is where the first steps of the [...]

2020-01-23T13:47:09-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |

Nigeria: Submarine Cable System Underused After U.S.$1 Billion Investment

By Adeyemi Adepetun, All Africa November 1, 2017 After several investments worth over $1 billion (N306 billion), the nation's submarine cable system is still hampered by gross underutilisation. The cost of NITEL's South Atlantic 3 (SAT3) fibre optic cable, which now belongs to ntel, for instance is put at over $600 million. MTN's West African [...]

2017-11-01T10:36:32-04:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

SAT3 Downtime Had Minimal Impact – Openserve

By MyBroadBand July 14, 2017 The SAT3 submarine cable was hit by an outage this week, with Openserve stating it minimised the impact on local Internet users by diverting international traffic. Alphonzo Samuels, Openserve CEO, said there was a break in the cable about 53km into the Atlantic Ocean from their landing station in Melkbosstrand, at a [...]

2017-07-14T07:29:55-04:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , |