Three Undersea Cables Damage Causes Internet Outages In Nigeria, West Africa


Mar 14, 2024

The internet outages on Thursday afternoon experienced across the West African countries including Nigeria have been said to be as a result of damage to at least three subsea cables in the region.

The West Africa Cable System, MainOne and ACE sea cables — arteries for telecommunications data — were all affected on Thursday, triggering outages and connectivity issues for mobile operators and internet service providers in the region.
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ADULAWO News reports that Data provided by internet analysis firms including NetBlocks, Kentik and Cloudflare confirmed this development but the cause of the cable faults has not yet been determined.

MTN has also confirmed the outage saying it was from the damage of the cables and engineers were swiftly working on remedying the situation.

Details shortly…..

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