Orange Marine ship repairing undersea cable

Submarine fibre cable operator MainOne has said its preliminary analysis points to seismic activity on the seabed causing a break in its submarine fibre cable last week.

Four undersea telecommunications cables went offline around the same time on Thursday, 14 March 2024 — the West Africa Cable System (WACS), Africa Coast to Europe (ACE), MainOne, and SAT–3.

The disruptions were traced to the coast of Cote d’Ivoire, near Abidjan.

These outages caused major Internet disruptions across the continent, including South Africa.

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