By Kunle Azeez, New Telegraph

Only about 10 per cent of the total capacity of undersea cables in Nigeria is currently being utilised, New Telegraph has learnt. As such, 90 per cent capacity on the submarine cables, whose proper usage should provide massive and pervasive telecoms services for Nigeria, is still being underutilised.

A submarine communications cable is a cable laid on the seabed between land-based stations to carry telecommunication signals across stretches of ocean. The country currently has about 10 terabit capacity of bandwidth on the country’ shores made available with the presence of a number of international undersea cables in Nigeria.

The cables include the SAT- 3 belonging to the National Telecommunications Limited (NITEL); MainOne cable, Glo 1 cable and the West African Cable System (WACS) belonging to a consortium led by MTN.

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