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Jul 09

SEACOM - What happened and what you can do to get a work around

Posted by scooter in Seacom , SAT-3 , SAFE , adsl

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Have you been hit hard by the internet problems plaguing SA over the past week?  Wonder what in blazers is going on?  Here is a little article to explain it and give you some alternatives.

May 04

Again, Seacom tempts me to punch them.

Posted by phANT1m in work , Seacom , play , damaged


I know it has been awhile since I put a post ehre but  I am juggling 2 blogs so it can be tricky at times. Found sometime to post between my Starcraft 2 addiction and articles.

Apr 28

Internet disruption may last until Friday, 30 April

Posted by barrmar in Seacom , Internet disruption


The disruption to the Internet service continues. Using 3G as an alternative proved satisfactory, but the speeds do not match the usual 4Mbps ADSL. The connection was also dropped a number of times. 

The problem is not with the Seacom cable itself, but is from a connection in the Mediterranean. 

The Seacom statement on their website is as follows:

UPDATE - SEACOM network disturbance caused by extended repair work on SEA-ME-WE 4 cable - 26 Apr 2010

SEACOM experienced an interruption in its service on 14 April 2010 which lasted around seven minutes as a result of a fault on the Mediterranean section of the SEA-ME-WE 4 submarine cable system, which SEACOM currently utilizes to connect to London. 
SEA-ME-WE 4, which stretches from South East Asia to Europe via the Indian Sub-Continent and Middle East, was initially scheduled to undergo repairs to fix the affected fibre pair in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday 17 April 2010 but this was subsequently rescheduled to Saturday 24 April 2010. However, due to ongoing maintenance activity on another cable network servicing Africa and poor weather in the Mediterranean Sea, the actual work only began on Sunday 25 April 2010 resulting in the SEACOM service experiencing interruptions from around mid-day on Sunday.
The ongoing repair work is affecting several cable systems and has impacted negatively on the overall Internet connectivity in many regions across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, which rely to some extent on the availability of the SEA-ME-WE 4 cable for global connectivity.
Operators that have opted to work with SEACOM to find alternative channels have been routed to an Internet Access point in India to maintain service. The repair work is managed and controlled by SEA-ME-WE 4 who has indicated that the repair window may be extended to Friday 30 April 2010 for reasons unknown to SEACOM at this point. SEACOM will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.


Apr 28

Latest on international connectivity crisis

Posted by YunaMonos in Seacom , online access , Internet Solutions , connectivity


SEACOM posted an update on their FaceBook page this morning (around 10am) that they are expecting repairs to their undersea cable to be completed by 22:00 (UCT). Meanwhile thousands of South Africans have been without international internet connections since the weekend.  What have we learned from this fiasco? I’d say it has proven the old adage, don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

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