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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 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 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: , , , |

Seacom Suffers Outage Affecting Services in Europe

Seacom Submarine System Goes Down, Affecting Services Into Europe By Tech Central October 23, 2019 Seacom said on Wednesday that the submarine cable system it operates along Africa’s east coast is experiencing a “service-affecting outage”. The incident began at midnight South African time. “Seacom is experiencing a service-affecting outage on its subsea cable system between [...]

2019-10-23T10:14:46-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Seacom’s Link Between Joburg, Cape Town Is Live

Seacom’s 1TB Fibre Link Between Joburg, Cape Town Goes Live By Admire Moyo, ITWeb September 30, 2019 Pan-African undersea cable operator Seacom has lit up a 1TB fibre line connecting Johannesburg and Cape Town. This was revealed by Byron Clatterbuck, CEO of Seacom, in an exclusive interview with ITWeb on Friday. The fibre link was [...]

Operating As a New-Age Telco for Africa Through Strategic System Decisions

Operating As a New-Age Telco for Africa Through Strategic System Decision Steve Briggs By Steve Briggs July 22, 2019 Key to being a new-age telco is listening to what customers are saying. Worldwide, we are functioning in an age where customers are increasingly knowledgeable around technology and connectivity, with people in touch with [...]

Google Announces Equiano Cable Linking Africa, Europe

Google Announces Equiano Cable Linking Africa and Europe By Peter Judge, Data Centre Dynamics June 28, 2019 Google has announced a new private submarine cable between Africa and Europe. Equiano will initially link Portugal to South Africa, with branches planned in Nigeria and potentially other African countries. Due to be in operation by 2021 and [...]

2019-06-28T11:05:15-04:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Broadband Infraco Intensifies Role in Connecting SADC

Broadband Infraco Intensifies Its Key Role in Connecting SADC By IT News Africa June 7, 2019 Great network infrastructure, sound financial support and meaningful partnerships are key to unlocking potential growth for the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Chief Executive Officer for Broadband Infraco, Andrew Matseke, says South Africa, which currently acts as the gateway [...]

SEACOM to Connect Kenya Businesses to South Africa

SEACOM to Directly Connect Kenyan Businesses Through South Africa By Njenga Hakeenah April 3, 2019 Pan-African internet and connectivity service provider SEACOM will now offer direct connections from its East African network directly to public cloud networks and datacentres located South Africa. This announcement follows the launch of Microsoft’s new enterprise-grade datacentres in South Africa based in Cape [...]

2019-04-04T11:19:27-04:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

SAEx, Alcatel Submarine Networks Begin Survey

SAEx and Alcatel Submarine Networks begin survey for a new submarine cable network linking Southern Africa and Asia to the Americas Alcatel Submarine Networks Press Release October 4, 2018 This new submarine cable system will span almost 25,000 km, enhancing international connectivity and providing critical route diversity. Paris, France – SAEx International Ltd and Alcatel [...]