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Service disruption: Repair works commence on undersea cable cuts – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) yesterday said repair works have commenced on the undersea cable cuts resulting in equipment faults on the major undersea cables…

The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) yesterday said repair works have commenced on the undersea cable cuts resulting in equipment faults on the major undersea cables along the West African Coast on Thursday.

Daily Trust Saturday reports that the incident negatively impacted data and fixed telecom services in several countries of West Africa, including Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Cote de Ivoire, among others, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

NCC in a statement said operators of these cables have commenced repairs already, and services are gradually being restored.

The NCC said the cuts occurred somewhere in Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal, with an attendant disruption in Portugal, the NCC in the statement added.

“Cable companies – West African Cable System (WACS) and African Coast to Europe (ACE) in the West Coast route from Europe have experienced faults while SAT3 and MainOne have downtime. Similar undersea cables providing traffic from Europe to the East Coast of Africa, like Seacom, Europe India Gateway (EIG), Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE1), are said to have been cut at some point around the Red Sea, resulting in degradation of services across on these routes.

“In Nigeria and other West African countries, Internet access and speed have experienced disruptions in the networks of service providers in the affected countries,” the NCC explained.

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