The use of Fibre optic cables in Ghana has enhanced the connection that enables telecom operators in Ghana to provide better services.
However, due to regular destruction, telecom operators have been left desperate.
According Citi Business News, industry players have suggested that robust measures be put in place to address the issues fibre cuts. The phenomenon not only drains resources but creates a gloomy picture for improved services.
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In response to queries on some lapses in service deliveries in some parts of the country, at least two telcos cited fibre cuts as a factor accounting for that.
The two, AirtelTigo and MTN among others lamented the impact of the canker on their operations.
They therefore advocated measures to curb the trend. It is estimated that cable theft causes telcos huge losses running into millions of cedis annually and drains a lot of their income.
For instance, last year, MTN lamented the need to continuously replace cables aside carrying out a similar exercise for over 1,200 times the preceding year.
Vodafone Ghana has also disclosed that the company is still plagued with cable cuts and thefts, and spends an average of GH¢ 1.8 million annually in fixing interruptions.
So the next time you realize that you are experiencing poor services from your telco, this may be the problem.
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