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Voice, Internet services back at 90% capacity — NCC

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Voice and data services affected by undersea cable cuts are now back at 90 percent, the Nigerian Communications Commission has disclosed.

Disruption to voice and data services started on March 14, 2024, after cuts to undersea fibre optics along the coasts of Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal affected telecoms operations in Nigeria and 12 other countries.

The commission revealed that operators who were impacted by the cuts have now taken recovery capacity from submarine cables which were not impacted by the cuts, “and have thus recovered approximately 90 percent of their peak utilisation capacities.”

The NCC stated that Mobile Network Operators have assured it that data and voice services would operate optimally pending full repairs of the undersea cables.

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