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Liquid Dataport’s Equiano cable seeing surge of activity as multiple subsea cables break

10th August 2023

By: Natasha Odendaal

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies business Liquid Dataport has reported a surge of Internet traffic on its new West Coast cable Equiano after a break across multiple subsea cables earlier in the week.

On August 6, reports emerged of a natural rock fall in the Congo Canyon, off the coast of West Africa, causing breaks in multiple subsea cables that are a critical part of the network infrastructure servicing the African continent.

While work is underway to repair these cable systems, it will likely be some time before the complete restoration of services,” said Liquid Dataport CEO David Eurin.

“Liquid’s well-timed investment ensured that its Southern Africa customers did not experience a change in their network performance despite breaks in WACS and SAT–3 undersea cable systems off the coast of the Democratic Republic of Congo,” he said, noting that Liquid Dataport’s decision to invest in multiple subsea cables was driven to ensure high availability for its customers, particularly in such situations.

“As part of our disaster recovery process and to offer high redundancy to our customers, we have migrated our customers’ West Coast traffic to our new Equiano subsea cable. While this additional capacity has brought in a much-needed increase in bandwidth in Western and Southern Africa, the redundancy is also the reason why we are able to minimise the impact on our customers,” he concluded.

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