NCC confirms partial restoration of voice data services in Nigeria

Telecommunications companies in Nigeria have partially restored voice and data services after the disruption which occurred on March 14, 2024.


The incident which affected data and voice services was due to cuts in undersea fibre optics along the coasts of Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal.


The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, however announced that services have now been restored to approximately 90 per cent of their peak utilization capacities.


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 per cent of their peak utilisation capacities.


The NCC also said 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.


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


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