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‘Over 50,000 telecoms infrastructure destroyed in five years’

By Nkechi Onyedika-Ugoeze, Abuja
05 September 2022   |   4:02 am
Over 50,000 cases of major destruction to telecoms infrastructure and facilities have been reported across the federation in the past five years, raising the alarm over the implication of these incidents to the quality of telecommunications services in Nigeria.

Over 50,000 cases of major destruction to telecoms infrastructure and facilities have been reported across the federation in the past five years, raising the alarm over the implication of these incidents to the quality of telecommunications services in Nigeria.

Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, who disclosed this at the 2022 Youth Civil Society and Stakeholders Summit (YCSSS), at the weekend, in Abuja, expressed worry over how the incidents have continued to affect Quality of Experience (QoE) of consumers, urging concerted efforts to stem the tide.

Danbatta, who spoke through Head, Corporate Communications Unit of the commission, Mrs. Nnenna Ukoha, said the negative impact of incessant vandalism of telecoms equipment, evidenced in fibre cuts, theft of telecom facilities like generators at sites, vandalism of base stations, among other vices, has become a major burden on service providers, while consumers have continued to suffer unwarranted disruptions.