Fibre network operator Seacom is unsure when it will be able to fully repair a break in one of its undersea cable systems in the highly contentious Red Sea, with the damage having affected some businesses in East and Southern Africa. 

Undersea cables periodically experience breaks or disruptions to service. However, companies such as Seacom tend to have mechanisms in place to route internet and other communication traffic to alternative cables to minimise disruption to service for consumers and businesses. ..

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