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Beyond COVID-19: Reimagining the Future of Telecommunications

Beyond COVID-19: Reimagining the Future of Telecommunications By Byron Clatterbuck May 18, 2020 The world is currently facing a catastrophic health crisis. But beyond that, a dramatic reshuffling of the global economy, society and life as we know it is also taking place. Our priorities, predictions and planning are entirely different now as we try [...]

2020-05-19T05:15:53-04:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

WACS Submarine Cable Outage Resolved

WACS Cable Outage Resolved By Admire Moyo, ITWeb April 6, 2020 Repairs at submarine cable the West Africa Cable System (WACS) are complete. This is according to the South African National Research & Education Network (SA NREN), a major user of the cable, which first reported the undersea cable’s outage on 27 March. In latest [...]

2020-04-07T05:18:04-04:00April 6th, 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: , , , , , |

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: , , , , , |

Liquid Telecom Receives CLS Permit for DR Congo

Liquid Telecom Gets Permit to Build Subsea Cable Landing Station in DR Congo By Ecofin Agency March 10, 2020 (Ecofin Agency) - The Congolese Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPTC) has granted fiber Internet connectivity provider Liquid Telecom a license to build a subsea cable landing station in the country. The news was revealed last [...]

2020-03-10T13:29:54-04:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|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 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: , , , |