A reported cable damage off the coast of Cote d’Ivoire affects Internet services in parts of Africa, including Nigeria. 

Are you experiencing slow loading or access to online services? 

An undersea cable damage is disrupting internet, GSM and banking services across Nigeria since yesterday.

The damage to international undersea cables supplying Nigeria with connectivity occurred near the coast of Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan.

The damage scrambled network services across west and southern Africa.

Hit the most are some banks in Nigeria, telecom market leader MTN, and most web services. 

MTN apologised to its customers in a statement that confirmed the reason for service disruptions.

“We apologize for the challenges you may be experiencing with internet speed and accessing data services at the moment. 

“This is a result of damage to international undersea cables across East & West Africa. 

“The repair process is ongoing to resolve the situation as soon as possible. Please look out for further updates,”  the Telco said in its statement. 

Reports say the damage affected all transatlantic cable passing through the coast of Abidjan. They include the West Africa Cable System (WACS), the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE), MainOne, and SAT3 cables.

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