Fire downs Seacom connection
EGYPT| Feb. 14, 2013, 6:25 p.m.
Seacom reports that it has restored services after a fire near Alexandria in Egypt impacted its services to Europe yesterday.
Seacom said in updates that it had experienced a ‘multiple terrestrial outage on both Egypt routes at 11:59 GMT’. It later noted that the location of the first repair site had been identified 15 km outside of Alexandria, where a fire had caused damage. Further details were not made available.
Seacom’s cables stretch 17,000km along the eastern and southern African coastlines, connecting to several African countries, as well as to India and Europe.
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