Cable cuts continue to cause concern in Ghana

29 Nov 2012

Ghana’s telecoms regulator the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the country’s Telecom Chamber have estimated that there were more than 700 cable cuts in the first nine months of this year. Over 200 of these were reported by a single operator within the space of just three months, the bodies say. The damage is being caused to copper and fibre lines by cable thefts and accidental damage during road and other construction works. Vodafone Ghana CEO Kyle Whitehill says that, on average, a cable cut will affect several thousand lines and will take up to 30 days to repair, Biztech reports.