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NCC: 90% Voice, Data Services Affected By Undersea Cable Cuts Were Restored

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)  announced that services have now been restored to approximately 90% of telecom service providers’ peak utilization capacities.


The announcement followed the disruption of services on March 14, 2024, which affected data and voice services due to cuts in undersea fibre optics along the coasts of Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal.


However, the NCC said in a statement signed by Mr. Reuben Muoka, Director, Public Affairs of the NCC, that all operators who were impacted by the cuts have taken recovery capacity from submarine cables that were not impacted by the cuts and have thus recovered approximately 90% of their peak utilisation capacities.


“Mobile Network Operators have assured the Commission that data and voice services would operate optimally pending full repairs of the undersea cables as they have managed to activate alternative connectivities to bring back the situation to normalcy,” Muoka said in the statement.


The NCC, therefore, extended its appreciation to telecom consumers for their patience and understanding during the downtime caused by the undersea fibre cuts.

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