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Eastern Region Leads in Fiber Cable Theft Incidents on MTN Ghana Fiber Infrastructure

Eastern Region is leading the highest fiber cut incidents on MTN Ghana fiber infrastructure.

 A total of 172 incidents have been recorded in the region as of June ending this year.

The Koforidua to Adukrom to Somanya highway which is under construction is where most of the fibre cuts are occurring in the region.

According to MTN Ghana, it suffered nine hundred and thirty-nine(939) incidents of fibre cable cuts between January to May 2022 nationwide an increment of 14.65% compared to 819 cuts recorded same period last year.

The telecom giant experienced a monthly average of 11% traffic affecting cuts during the first quarter of this year.

The fiber cuts are mostly committed during road construction and other road-related activities which constitute 31%, and private developments which account for 22% of cuts.

Speaking during stakeholders’ engagement in Koforidua, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana Mobile Financial Services, Mr Eli Hini said the company will continue to engage stakeholders, particularly those in the construction sector for effective collaboration on possible ways to reduce the incidence of fibre cable cuts.

He said MTN is however investing one billion dollars into its infrastructural expansion by 2025 to maintain network leadership.

The expansion includes the deployment of 35.2Km in 2022.Seven(7) communities in the Eastern region; Kwahu Prado, Teacher Mante, Nkwanteng, Akim Aperade, Apirade, Kibi, and  Akim Sekyere benefit from the company’s metro fibre project infrastructure this year.

Source: Mybrytnewsroom.com/Obed Ansah

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