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A number of internet service providers (ISPs) across South Africa are currently experiencing intermittent access to international sites.
According to Afrihost, its upstream provider has noted breaks in the SAT3 and WACS undersea cables off the coast of Gabon are the prime suspects.
WebAfrica warns that these breaks will cause increased latency and packet loss — longer load times and more page loading errors.
The breaks are affecting ADSL, fixed wireless, hosting and fibre services.
There’s currently no estimated time of recovery.
The service disruption comes after a number of ISPs were hit by DDoS attacks late in 2019, which also slowed internet access to a crawl for many across South Africa.
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