…….As They Meet NCA in Accra for Further Updates
Story: Mohammed Abu
The subsea cable landing service providers have remotely identified the approximate locations of the damage and have made preparations to dispatch repair vessels to the location for physical assessment and restoration.
Based on that, the subsea cable landing service providers have indicated an estimated time frame of a minimum of five (5) weeks for full service restoration from the time the vessels are dispatched to the various locations.
This was disclosed in a Press Release issued in Accra,Saturday,by the National Communications Authority(NCA) following the Authority’s meting  with all four (4) subsea cable landing service providers (ACE, MainOne, SAT-3 and WACS); and the three (3) mobile network operators (AT, MTN and Telecel).
The meeting,the Release said, was attended by the top management of the said subsea cable landing service  providers and the mobile network operators operators to receive updates and to discuss the way forward.
The Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and subsea cable landing service providers,the Release added,continue to work with their international partners in the sub-region to progressively add more capacity for data services as it becomes available.
“The NCA recognizes the impact the disruptions have had on economic, academic and social activities and assures the public of its commitment to continue collaborating with relevant stakeholders. We expect some improvement in data services in the coming days while the operators work around the clock to restore full connectivity.
The NCA the release said,”encourages MNOs, Internet Service Providers, and all other providers to actively participate in the operations of the Ghana Internet Exchange (GIX) in order to ensure an efficient local content delivery and a seamless Internet traffic exchange locally”,adding,”New developments will be communicated when available”.