No issues with undersea cable maintenance – Telkom SA
Telkom SA has announced the successful completion of planned maintenance work on its SAT 3 undersea cable on 14 October 2012.
According to the company customers did not experience any downtime during the maintenance period and this was attributed to various contingency plans which the Company undertook to minimise any impact to its international connectivity.
Further planned maintenance on its undersea cables will be carried out this coming weekend and Telkom is again confident that its innovative network design will automatically reroute traffic, resulting in little to no impact to its customers.
The planned maintenance will begin at 22:00 pm on Friday, 19 October and will be completed by latest 06:00 am on Saturday, 20 October.
Telkom cautions of possible increased latency during 10:00pm on Friday and 1:00 am on Saturday due to the normal high levels of traffic during this time period.
However Telkom is confident that its network’s self-healing capabilities and automatic traffic rerouting ability will keep any impact to a minimum.