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  • Updated: March 15, 2024

Internet disruption: NCC shares update as telecom, banks' network suffer obstruction

Internet disruption: NCC shares update as telecom, banks' ne

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated that a combination of cable cuts, resulting in equipment faults on the major undersea cables along the West African coast, has negatively affected data and fixed telecom services in several West African countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, and Cote d'Ivoire, among others.

Allnews.ng understands that the cuts occurred somewhere in Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal, causing interruption in Portugal.

NCC Director of Public Affairs Reuben Muoka confirmed this in a statement sent Thursday night.

According to the NCC, cable providers - West African Cable System (WACS) and African Coast to Europe (ACE) on the West Coast route from Europe have had difficulties, while SAT3 and MainOne have been down.

It reported that similar undersea cables providing traffic from Europe to the East Coast of Africa, such as Seacom, Europe India Gateway (EIG), and Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE1), were cut at some point around the Red Sea, resulting in service degradation on these routes.

The statement added: “In Nigeria and other West African countries, Internet access and speed have experienced disruptions in the networks of service providers in the affected countries.

“Operators of these cables have commenced repairs already, and services are gradually being restored.

“They have promised to work round the clock to ensure that services are restored to the affected countries within the shortest possible time.

“It is important to bring this information to the knowledge of corporate and individual consumers on these services.”

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