Effect of SAT3 / WACS Fiber Outage on Latency from South Africa

Many South African Internet users are currently experiencing slow speeds when connecting to International websites.

The effect of this increased latency can clearly be seen on the below monitoring graph that tracks latency between Johannesburg South Africa and various DNS Root Servers around the Globe.

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According to the above Graph the fiber break on the SAT3 / WACS undersea fiber cable occurred at around 9:50 AM on the 16th of January 2020.