South African digital subscriber line (DSL) subscribers reported intermittent or a complete lack of service on Friday afternoon, with fixed-line provider Telkom unsure of the reason for the widespread interruptions to service.
Telkom spokesman Leigh-Ann Francis tells TechCentral she can confirm only that there are “some problems in some regions” and says the company’s technical department is investigating. She says Telkom will provide more information as and when it becomes available.
Though the cause of the outage is unknown, the effects have been felt across the country and across all service providers.
Web Africa CEO Tim Wyatt-Gunning said late on Friday that the network appeared to be coming back online. — (c) 2013 NewsCentral Media