90% telecoms services restored after undersea cable cuts – NCC

NCC spokesman Reuben Muoka

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that telecoms services in the country have been restored to approximately 90% following the disruption to data and voice services due to cuts in undersea fibre optics along the coasts of Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal on Thursday, March 14.

This was made known in a statement by NCC’s director of public affairs Dr Reuben Mouka on Monday.

The statement said “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.

“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.

“We extend our appreciation to telecom consumers for their patience and understanding during the downtime caused by the undersea fibre cuts.”