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Critical Fibre Cuts Disrupt Telecom Services




Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) apologised yesterday to their subscribers for the service hitches they have experienced for some days.

The MNOs, under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), blamed the service disruptions on “severe fibre cuts” by contractors.

“There are reports of multiple fibre cuts that took a toll on the integrity of our networks,” ALTON Chairman Gbenga Adebayo said.

He explained that since fibre optic cables are laid under the ground, they are highly susceptible to cuts during road and other infrastructure constructions.


Most subscribers yesterday experienced the worst service disruptions, especially those in Lagos, who rely on their mobile phones for business and social activities.


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