May 27, 2024

NCC: 90% of Voice, Internet Services Restored After Undersea Cable Cuts



The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that approximately 90% of voice and data services have been restored following disruptions caused by undersea cable cuts. In a statement by Ruben Muoka, the NCC’s director of public relations, it was confirmed that efforts are ongoing to fully return to normalcy.


The disruptions, which occurred on March 14, led to service interruptions in banks’ operations and telecommunication networks due to cuts in subsea cables along the coasts of Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal.


Muoka stated, “All operators impacted by the cuts have taken recovery capacity from submarine cables unaffected by the cuts, resulting in the recovery of approximately 90% of their peak utilization capacities.”


He added that mobile network operators have activated alternative connectivities to ensure optimal data and voice services while repairs on the undersea cables continue.


The NCC expressed gratitude to telecom consumers for their patience and understanding during the downtime caused by the undersea fiber cuts.

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