South Africa's Internet Connectivity

Submarine Cable Faults Disrupt South Africa’s Internet Connectivity

  • Internet Disruptions: South Africa experiences widespread internet connectivity issues stemming from faults in submarine cables off the East coast of Africa, affecting both domestic and international connectivity.
  • Impact on South Africa and East Africa: Ben Roberts of Liquid Intelligent Technologies confirms that all subsea capacity between East Africa and South Africa is offline, leading to poor performance in online services for South African users and severe internet disruptions for East Africa.
  • Response and Restoration Efforts: Liquid Intelligent Technologies is actively addressing the situation, collaborating with industry partners and submarine cable maintenance teams to expedite restoration efforts. However, the complexities involved in repairing submarine cables highlight the need for robust contingency plans and enhanced collaboration among stakeholders in the telecommunications sector.

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