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East Africa internet disrupted as subsea cables cut

Tuesday 28 February 2012 | 11:51 CET | News
A ship at the Kenyan port of Mombasa cut off most of Kenya from the internet, cutting a crucial link for the bulk of internet and international voice traffic in the East Africa region. The incident happened on 25 February when the ship illegally anchored at the point where both the East Africa Marine System (Teams) and WIOCC-run Eastern African Submarine Cable System (Eassy) land into the country. The cut saw internet through most providers inaccessible for several hours while the few providers that had access to the net saw their traffic slowing to almost a crawl. Teams' GM Joel Tanui said

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Eassy / E-Marine
Countries: Africa / Kenya
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