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Internet Services Almost Stall in East Africa

Faults in the SEACOM undersea cable is affecting many services based in the infrastracture in East Africa. Websites and ISPs in India and East Africa are reporting poor connection or unavailability as the maintanance of the SEACOM undersea cable which was expected to complete by 28th April is still ongoing and is now due for completion on 30th April.

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This process is being carried by a repair ship which has been deployed to the location of the fault where it will pick up the cable, cut it and bring it onboard to undergo the repair on the optic fibre before the cable is put back in the water. This has  resulted in the power being shut down on the cable for the duration of the repair.

Written by Robert

Respected Kenyan blogger, tech evangelist, and social justice activist. Robert is known for his hard-hitting articles and opinions disseminated through his Twitter handle @RobertAlai or Facebook page (www.fb.com/RobertAlai).

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