Orange Cote D'Ivoire, Unit of France Telecom, Suffering `Repeated Attacks'

Orange Cote d’Ivoire, a unit of France Telecom SA, said “repeated attacks” on its technical network were disrupting mobile, landline and internet services in the Ivory Coast.

“These attacks largely consist of the cutting of transmission cables for communications traffic,” the operator said in a statement published in the Abidjan-based Fraternité- Matin newspaper today.

“The competent authorities have been informed of these acts of sabotage,” said the Ivory Coast’s biggest telecoms operator. It didn’t give any further details.

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