SEACOM IS EXPERIENCING A SHUNT FAULT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA – 17 October 14:00 GMT
SEACOM has identified a shunt fault in the Mediterranean Sea between Egypt and France.
The impact of the incident is that all Transmission traffic on the East Coast of Africa to and from Europe will be affected. Customers with IP services will remain unaffected but could experience higher latencies with possible degradation of service, as traffic will predominantly be routed via WACS and SEACOM’s network to the Asia gateways.
To repair this shunt fault, a service-affecting planned activity has been scheduled from the 19th October to the 28th October 2016. A repair vessel has been mobilized and will reach the fault location by the 19th October. Due to the nature of the activity, which largely depends on weather and other sea conditions, the planned work window may vary.
Updates to follow.