Voice and Data Service are Back to Normal, Says NCC After Undersea Cable cuts

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said on Monday, that voice and data services have been restored after outage due to cuts in undersea cable along the Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal coasts

The NCC Director of Public Affairs, Rueben Muoka, in a statement said that services have now been restored to approximately 90% of their peak utilization capacities.

“Following the disruption 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, we are pleased to announce that services have now been restored to
approximately 90% of their peak utilization capacities,” the statement read.

“All operators who were impacted by the cuts have taken recovery capacity from submarine cables which were not impacted by the cuts, and have thus recovered approximately 90% of their peak utilisation capacities.”

While appreciating telecom consumers for their patience and understanding, the NCC spokesperson said that Mobile Network Operators have assured the commission that data and voice services would operate optimally as full repairs of the undersea cables are ongoing.

Recall that on thursday, telecommunications subscribers and bank users experienced outage following a subsea cable cut in the Atlantic Ocean offshore Cote D’Ivoire, along the coast of West Africa which halted digital transactions and internet communications. Following the outage, Mobile network operators like MTN, attributed the network outage to a subsea cable cut in the Atlantic Ocean.

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