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 [...]

2020-02-07T11:49:11-05:00February 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: , , , |

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: , , , , , |

Angola Cables Set to Launch Live Gaming Portal

Angola Cables Set to Launch Angola’s First Live Gaming Portal Angola Cables Press Release August 6, 2019 Partnership with Qwatti will open Angola’s growing gaming population to the more than 2.2 billion active gamers worldwide London, UNITED KINGDOM – Multinational telecoms company, Angola Cables, has announced that, through their ultra-low latency submarine fiber cable routes, [...]

Huawei Marine Completes WACS Upgrade

Huawei Marine WACS Upgrade II Successfully Completed Huawei Marine Press Release February 1, 2019 Tianjin, China - Huawei Marine today announced completion of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) Upgrade II. The project was signed in February 2018 and successfully put into commercial use in October of the same year. The upgrade realized 32*100G wavelengths [...]

2019-02-04T15:02:45-05:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , , |

Angola WACS Submarine Cable Damaged

Traffic Limited on Angola's WACS Submarine Cable Due to Cable Damage By Telecompaper September 24, 2018 The submarine fibre optic cable of the WACS system of Angola Cables suffered two cuts, which caused a limit to traffic capacity, and increased latency and losses in the service packages, Angop reported. Angola Cables said action has been [...]

2018-09-24T10:40:56-04:00September 24th, 2018|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: , , , , , , |