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Congo: Internet services restored on June 27 /update 1

Internet providers restore nationwide services on June 27

27 Jun 10:00 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 6/27/2017, 12:00 AM until 6/29/2017, 11:59 PM (Africa/Brazzaville). COUNTRY/REGION Republic of the Congo

Event

Nationwide internet connection was restored on Tuesday, June 27. According to media reports, network service providers were forced to use internet satellite connections while technical teams repaired an undersea cable that was cut on June 9.

Context

According to network providers, the West African Cable System (WACS) fiber optic cable that runs through the city of Pointe-Noire was accidentally cut by a fishing vessel, causing disruptions and outages across the country.

Advice

Individuals present in Congo are advised to anticipate normal internet service.

 

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