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[WEDNESDAY] Ship arrives at Angolan cable grounds, internet repairs underway

29 January 2020 7:57 AM
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Internet
submarine communication cables
internet undersea cables

Cape Town's internet has been slow due to cable damage and the provisional repair date remains 8 February.

(This article has been updated)

The transit to the WACS S1i cable ground is complete. Repairs are now underway by the Leon Thevenin. Expected date of repair completion remains 8 February.

The South African National Research and Education Network (SA NREN) has been tracking and posting updates about the status of the vessel now en route to repair the submarine cables that were damaged, and have caused cape Town's internet to slow down.

The cable vessel, Leon Thevenin, is off the coast of South Africa approximately just under half the way up to Namibia, reports Ren Alerts.

Cape Town is dependent mostly on the large undersea cables along the west coast, now damaged.

The result? The internet locally is pretty slow and recent strong winds prevented the repair vessel leaving Cape Town harbour to fix the damaged cables.

RELATED: Gale-force winds prevent ship from fixing our undersea internet cables

Good news! The South African National Research and Education Network (SA NREN) has been tracking and posting updates about the status of the repair and reports that the vessel WACS/SAT-3 loading and clearance formalities will be finalized today with departure at 18h00 weather permitting.


29 January 2020 7:57 AM
Tags:
Internet
submarine communication cables
internet undersea cables

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