Telkom outages experienced in St James and Kalk Bay

According to a representative of Telkom, the problem lies with the replacement of a problematic old cable and its repair, pending its replacement.

The replacement process is apparently on track but the repair is taking longer than anticipated owing to the inclement weather which resulted in the ingression of water into the cable. The Telkom representative anticipated that the repairs would be complete by Friday, 10th June 2011.

A recent article that appeared in the People’s Post (7th June 2011) makes reference to these outages being as a result of damage caused by construction works on Main Road.

However, the project team has confirmed that the cable in question has not been damaged by any negligence as a result of current construction works. Given the deteriorated nature of these old cables, water penetrated the paper and lead outer sheath.


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