Seacom expands network to five more countries but suffers another cable cut

Seacom has connected five more African countries to its network even as its network experienced a problem that disrupted Internet connectivity in Tanzania early last week.

A fibre cable-cut at Alexandria which happened Wednesday night led to interruptions of about an hour yesterday morning but local providers were quick to reroute their clients to satellite backups. However Seacom repair team was quick to fix the problem, according to the company's information in the website.
"We had experienced some interruption in our connectivity in the early hours of the day following the Seacom fibre cable-cut at Alexandria which happened late last night. But to maintain adequate connectivity during the repair process we consequently routed the traffic to our satellite backup as an alternative.

During that period you might have therefore experienced some slowness in browsing due to congestion," said Sekela Nyange, an Africa Online's executive in a note to customers. The newly connected countries include Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

Source: The Citizen

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