SEACOM subsea cable experiencing service-affecting outage

SEACOM announced a “service-affecting outage” late on the 8th of April 2017. The affected subsea cable  between Mombasa and Zafarana is being attended to.

The impact of the incident is that all linear transmission traffic on the east coast of Africa to and from Europe will be affected.  Customers with IP or other managed network services will remain unaffected but could experience higher latencies with possible degradation of service, as traffic will predominantly be routed over SEACOM’s WACs transmission links on the west coast of Africa, as well as on SEACOM’s network to Asia gateways.