Teraco and SEACOM team up to reconnect users affected by cut cable

Teraco CEO Lex van Wyk
Teraco CEO Lex van Wyk

Teraco and SEACOM have teamed up this past week to “work double time” to reconnect clients affected by a cable cut that occurred a few kilometres north of the coast of Egypt.
Lex van Wyk, Teraco CEO says that the benefits of hosting in a vendor neutral data centre was highlighted this week when the facility was able to swiftly connect the likes of MWEB, Cell C and others following the outage.
“œWith SEACOM located close to their clients in the data centre, we were easily able to connect them to a different SEACOM routing environment to give them additional capacity.“
Teraco is the most connected data centre facility in Africa already offering connectivity to major international service providers, who have network connectivity on SAT3/SAFE, SEACOM, EASSY and WACS; mobile carriers including Vodacom, MTN and Cell C; local carriers including Telkom, Neotel and Broadband Infraco and fibre infrastructure provider, Dark Fibre Africa and many more.
To implement this restoration, the SEACOM team had to identify, negotiate and sign contracts to establish multiple paths across the Mediterranean on cable systems that were unaffected by the recent cable cuts. Additionally, once these routing paths were chosen, cross connects at the Egypt and Marseille terminals had to be manually coupled by teams deployed at both sites.