Seacom outage affecting SA web

Internet. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)
Internet. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)
Cape Town - Internet services for South Africans may be slower as Seacom announced that it is working to resolve an outage of its undersea cable system.

"Seacom has identified restoration solutions and providers and is in the process of re-configuring the network and services to restore circuits," the company said on its website.

Rich media services like video streaming may be slower and users could see slowdowns in online gaming.

Seacom said that it was working to resolve the issue, but could not give a definite time frame.

"Definitive timing is not yet available, however we are targeting restoration within 12 hours or less.  Communications to customers on their specific requirements are underway."

The company speculated that the cable was cut in the Mediterranean Sea.


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