Ghana’s telcos reveal USD5m costs due to cable cuts

5 Nov 2012

Telecoms operators in Ghana have reported that incidents of cable cuts cost them GHS10 million (USD5.2 million) in repair bills in the first nine months of 2012. This sum is on top of revenues lost as a result of the disruptions caused to end-user service delivery, Ghana News Agency reports. There were more than 600 cable cut incidents logged during the nine-month period; the majority were due to road construction and repairs, but other factors included theft, vandalism, illegal mining, gutter dredging, bushfires and excavation works.