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Seacom faces subsea cable disruption, impacting Kenya and Egypt

Per the company, the disruption only affects the cable segment that runs from Mombasa, Kenya, to Zafarana, Egypt.
27.02.24 | Source: techpoint

This move comes three weeks after telecommunications companies in Yemen warned that Houthi rebels could sabotage a network of submarine cables in the Red Sea. 

Seacom provides communications and cloud solutions and claims ownership of Africa’s most extensive ICT data infrastructure. Notably, the company holds up to 25% of the wholesale fibre market in the region and connects Internet traffic from South Africa to Europe. 

It takes pride in being one of the industry leaders in broadband and data network connectivity. Per the company, it installed the first broadband submarine cable system in Africa, spanning East and South Africa, in 2009.

Subsea cables have now become more evident as demand for high-quality connectivity increases. The Red Sea itself hosts big intercontinental subsea cables.