Internet speeds should normalise: Repairs to 2nd undersea cable completed
130 days ago
The undersea cable break that's been messing with South Africans' internet speeds has been fixed, ahead of schedule.
The South African National Research and Education Network (SA NREN) has confirmed that the Ile D'Aix vessel completed repairs to the break in the West African Cable System (Wacs).
On Friday it reported that post-recovery checks were being conducted and final clearance would be confirmed.
That confirmation came through on Saturday morning: "...the WACS repairs are complete".
WACS Outage Update: We have had final confirmation that the WACS repairs are complete and everything is according to specification. This matter is now resolved from an SA NREN perspective.— SA NREN Operational Updates & Alerts (@RENAlerts) April 4, 2020
An earlier, different break of the South Atlantic Telecommunications (SAT-3) undersea cable was fixed by the Leon Thevenin vessel on Thursday.
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