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Huge Relief as 90% Services Affected by Undersea Cable Cuts Restored

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced a restoration of voice, data services which were disrupted last week.

This news has brought a huge relief to millions of telecoms subscribers across West Africa who have had to grapple with failed call and data connections for sometime. Many consumers testified to as of Monday evening that they have started to experience seamless connections once again , a confirmation of the NCC’s announcement.

“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 Commission stated.

“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”, according to the Commission..

The Commission further stated that Mobile Network Operators have assured 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.

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

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