SEACOM cable restored after fire

Egyptian engineers moved quickly to repair fire damage to the Seacom undersea broadband cable yesterday, which led to South African Internet provider MWeb complaining of link failure.

HumanIPO reported yesterday that MWeb posted on Facebook they were having to run on “alternative WACS capacity” after losing signal.

But Seacom reported yesterday afternoon they had “restored their services across Egypt” and promised to “continue to monitor the situation”.

Seacom confirmed the outage at 11.59 GMT and had a repair team on the site by 14.51 GMT.

The Seacom cable is 17,000km in length and connects South Africa and Eastern Africa with Europe and Southern Asia.

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