Mobile telephony company, MTN has apologized to its customers for a nationwide network outage which occurred Wednesday night.

Customers were unable to make and receive calls or access data throughout the period which lasted for several hours.

MTN says the outage was as a result of a technical Internet Protocol problem which affected some of its sites, disrupting voice and data services.

Corporate Services Executive, Cynthia Lumor in a release says engineers of MTN have been working to isolate the root cause and also put measures in place to avert future occurrences after managing to resolve the problem.

She maintained MTN is committed to providing reliable services to its customers.