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Seacom, WACS network problems leave Africa without internet

Monday 25 January 2016 | 11:30 CET | News
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Undersea cable operator Seacom says civil construction activity in Egypt is to blame for the multiple outages that left most of Africa without internet connectivity on 21 January. The Northern Trans-Egypt route was damaged between Cairo and Alexandria, while the Southern Trans-Egypt route was damaged on the outskirts of Cairo. Both events were caused by civil construction activity, ITWeb reported. To exacerbate the problem, the West Africa Cable System (WACS), which Seacom uses as backup, went down at the same time, leaving most African countries without internet connectivity.

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Companies: Seacom / WACS
Countries: Africa
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