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Subsea cable cut causes Internet slowdown in East Africa

Several countries in East Africa including Kenya are experiencing slow internet connections after at least one sub-sea cable serving the region was cut. Ben Roberts, group chief technology and innovation officer at Liquid Intelligent Technologies told Bloomberg Africa, “One of the subsea cables seems cut 45 kilometers north of Durban, is causing the internet to be sluggish.”

todayMay 13, 2024 5


Undersea cables for Africa’s internet retrace history and leave digital gaps as they connect continents

    By Jess Auerbach Jahajeeah, University of Cape Town   Large parts of west and central Africa, as well as some countries in the south of the continent, were left without internet services on 14 March because of failures on four of the fibre optic cables that run below the world’s oceans. Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Ghana, Burkina Faso and South Africa were among the worst affected. By midday […]

todayMarch 18, 2024 2