Tuesday, December 18, 2012

MTN reports multiple criminal damage to fibre infrastructure

MTN has reported criminal damage to its fibre optic cable network in at least seven different locations across the country. All the fibre cuts happened within five minutes intervals, leading the company’s officials to suspect a coordinated attack.

MTN Corporate Services Executive, Mr. Wale Goodluck, in a statement in Lagos, said the company’s engineers were already battling to restore service quality to acceptable levels following the massive attack on the company’s extensive fibre network.

According to him, the fibre network was violated in seven locations namely, between Port Harcourt and Eket, Kano and Zaria, Abuja and Akwanga, Asaba and Owerri,  Ahoada and Port Harcourt,  Benin and Owo and finally, between Ikeji and Owo.

“To put matters in perspective, MTN on average suffers more than 70 fibre cuts in various locations across the country every month, but this is most unusual in terms of the spread and the coordination. It is almost as if it is a deliberate act targeted at disrupting service delivery” said Goodluck.


He said the company had already notified security operatives of the development and would avail them of all necessary cooperation to track those responsible for the act.

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