Seacom internet cable fully repaired

2013-04-24 10:02
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Istanbul – Seacom announced on Tuesday that the undersea cable has been repaired and internet connections normalised.

“Our partner network has informed us that the assigned cable ship worked in optimal weather conditions for the duration of their repairs,” Seacom said in a statement.

The company said all internet circuits that were re-routed during the outage was restored on Tuesday, following the repairs.

The broadband cable was likely damaged by a ship dragging its anchor and saw internet users reporting slower connections, particularly when consuming rich media content like streaming video.

Seacom said that a new section of cable was fitted in a repair process that took around a week to conduct.

“The cable was quickly lifted, the new cable spliced in, tested and re-laid thanks to close co-ordination between ship crew and onshore support.”

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