Traffic on The East African Marine System (TEAMS) Cable has been fully restored following successful completion of maintenance works at the UAE Port of Fujairah.
The scheduled preventive maintenance works carried out between July 19th 2016 and July 28th 2016 was meant to enhance security against anchoring ships and external aggression.
Announcing restoration of traffic, the TEAMS General Manager Joel Tanui said, “We are very pleased to inform our esteemed customers that the scheduled preventive maintenance works were successfully concluded on 28th July 2016 and traffic was fully restored from 0600hrs, 28th July 2016. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the patience of our esteemed customers throughout the cable preventive maintenance works and sincerely apologize for any inconveniences caused during the cable downtime”.
The timing of the works was chosen in compliance with the timelines of UAE Port of Fujairah to avail more anchoring space required for expansion of the Port.
TEAMS is a landmark public-private partnership and the premier undersea cable system serving the entire East African region. Besides the Government of Kenya, the other shareholders in the TEAMS consortium include Safaricom, Telkom Kenya, Liquid Telecom Kenya, Jamii Telecom, Wananchi Telecom, Access Kenya Group and Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group.