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Undersea Cable Cuts Disrupt Data, Voice Services Across West African Coast

ByHybrid News

Mar 15, 2024

A series of cable cuts along the West African coast have led to equipment faults on major undersea cables, resulting in significant disruptions to data and fixed telecom services in several countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, and Cote d’Ivoire.

The cuts, which occurred somewhere between Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal, have also affected connectivity in Portugal. Cable companies operating along the West Coast route, such as the West African Cable System (WACS) and African Coast to Europe (ACE), have reported faults, while SAT3 and MainOne have experienced downtime.

Similar undersea cables that provide traffic from Europe to the East Coast of Africa, including Seacom, Europe India Gateway (EIG), and Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE1), have also been impacted by cuts around the Red Sea, leading to service degradation along these routes.

In affected countries like Nigeria, Internet access and speed have been disrupted, affecting the networks of various service providers.

Repair efforts are already underway, with operators of the affected cables working tirelessly to restore services to normal levels. They have assured consumers that they are committed to resolving the issues promptly and minimizing further disruptions.

It is crucial for corporate and individual consumers to be aware of these developments, as they may experience ongoing service interruptions until repairs are completed.

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