Extreme weather has delayed the departure of a ship from Cape Town, whose crew has been tasked with fixing two subsea cable breaks that are negatively affecting international connectivity in South Africa.
Both the Wacs and Sat-3/Wasc cables providing international connectivity from South Africa to international markets were knocked out on Thursday, causing slow connections for some consumer and business users.
On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg dissect the crisis facing SAP in South Africa and analyse how it’s managed things so far (short version: not terribly well). Also this week, why
The Sat-3 cable has been cut 53km into Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Cape Town, though the impact on services for consumers has been minimal, Telkom subsidiary Openserve said on Friday. Openserve has diverted international
The Africa Coast to Europe (Ace) submarine cable could be among the last major international broadband systems to land on South African shores for some time, says an expert. The Ace cable
South Africa is not facing challenges when it comes to international connectivity landing on its shores, says Seacom CEO Byron Clatterbuck. In the past six years, South Africa has been connected to numerous undersea broadband cables that have brought much-needed bandwidth to the country
The Sat-3/Wasc/Safe cable is being given a substantial upgrade. The system, which runs from Europe to South Africa via West Africa and from South Africa to Southeast Asia, has been upgraded from 420Gbit/s to 920Gbit/s in the northern segments
Five years ago, SA had one cable, Sat-3, running down Africa’s west coast and connecting it to the global Internet. Today the continent is surrounded by high-capacity cables, with plenty more, even bigger systems to come. There are now so many cables and such a great deal of capacity that Steve Song, author of the popular
The 14 000km West African Cable System (Wacs), the first new sub-sea telecommunications cable along Africa’s west coast since Sat-3 was launched 11 years ago, will be launched officially in about a month’s time. Angus Hay, co-chair of the Wacs management committee and chief technology officer at Neotel, says
BT Group (formerly British Telecom) is expanding its presence in sub-Saharan Africa, including in SA, doubling the number of people it employs across the Middle East and Africa and investing in fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure, the company said on Tuesday