Subsea telecoms cables broken

Internet outage — Cables believed broken in deep ocean, will take at least five weeks to fix.

Jan Vermeulen18 March 2024

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 U.S. Geological Survey did not detect any earthquakes in the vicinity of the cable breaks last week. However, this does not rule out other possible activity on the seabed.

Before anybody start the blame game. (My comment)
Due to the depth, MainOne has all but ruled out sabotage. [
African undersea cables (2023). By Steve Song / []

Source: (African Undersea Cables - Many Possibilities)

PS> Anybody here noticed?

They get cut all the time from subsea seismic activity
There is so much connectivity under water for most countrys that the network operators can re reroute traffic so you dont really notice.
They do have some sort of agreement where they will carry each others traffic for repairs

Damn undewater aliens sucking down free interweb again.


Most definitely a conspiracy, but I don’t know if it’s Trump’s fault or Biden’s fault. :laughing:

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