The East African Marine System (TEAMS) has announced network disruption as the company embarks on maintenance of cables in Mombasa County starting Wednesday.
TEAMS General Manager Joel Tanui indicated that the repairs set to run from 20th – 28th July are meant to protect cables against anchoring ships and external aggression.
This planned cable reinforcement works is designed to increase security of the TEAMS cable against anchoring ships and external aggression. The timing for Preventive Maintenance Works has been chosen in compliance with the UAE Port of Fujairah timelines to avail more anchoring space required for expansion of the Port,” Mr Tanui was quoted by the Standard.
He added that customers might experience slow internet speeds because of bandwidth constraints.
“During the time of complete system downtime, estimated at a maximum of 10 days, customers are likely to experience slow internet speeds because of bandwidth constraints as a result of limited traffic restoration via other cable systems. Thereafter, the remaining protective works will be carried out after the system is re-powered and traffic restored,” Tanui stated.