Seacom cable 'online soon'
Johannesburg - Seacom, a provider of submarine fibre-optic cable connecting communication carriers in South and East Africa, on Thursday confirmed that the physical repairs to its faulty undersea cable line between Mumbai and Mombasa were in the final stages of completion with the entire system currently undergoing testing before the cable was lowered back into the water.
The cable originally went down on July 5.
"Our technical teams are actively working with all customers to reinstate their Seacom traffic to pre-outage configurations and all connectivity going out of Africa is expected to be fully restored on July 23 2010," it said in a statement.
The cable connects SA, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique to Europe and Asia.
Initial reports indicated that the overall repair process could take six to eight days.