MTN apologises over network failures

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MTN has apologized for the network failure experienced by its millions of subscribers on Saturday, 9th of September.

Millions of MTN customers were unable to browse, make or receive calls in some parts of the country yesterday, as the network failed.

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The challenge, according to checks, started at about 4pm Nigerian time. However, a blog post by the network reads: “Some of our customers are having difficulty connecting to the network today. We are looking into this and are truly sorry for any inconveniences caused.”

MTN’s subscriber base has increased to 77.3 million, according to latest industry statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The telecommunications firm, which recently celebrated 20 years of pioneering telecoms revolution in the country on August 8, has 39 per cent market penetration.