Telcos start restoring network services in typhoon-hit areas

Residents wade through floodwaters brought about by Typhoon Karding (international code name Noru) in San Miguel, Bulacan province, Philippines, on September 26.

The two dominant telcos have started restoring their network services in areas hit by Typhoon Karding, Globe Telecom Inc. and the PLDT Group said in separate statements.

Globe said it “has started urgent work to restore services in typhoon-battered areas in Luzon as field personnel begin to take account of the toll of Super Typhoon Karding, which crossed the main island group Sunday, bringing heavy rains and lashing winds.”

Globe has restored all communication lines in the National Capital Region as well as in “most of Quezon’s Polillo Group of Islands.”

Meanwhile, 80 percent of the municipalities in Rizal have also been reconnected.

“The network services of PLDT and Smart also remain stable for the connectivity needs of communities and institutions, except in areas affected by commercial power failure. As of 7 this morning [Monday], PLDT and Smart have already begun restoration of network services in badly impacted areas,” PLDT said.

Both Globe and Smart prepositioned field personnel in areas on Karding’s path, allowing immediate dispatch of technical teams for service restoration.

Aside from this, both telcos also provided free call, free charging, and free WiFi connectivity in provinces severely hit by Karding.

“PLDT and Smart Foundation (PSF) together with Tulong Kapatid, the consortium of companies and foundations led by MVP, will deliver relief assistance to communities heavily affected by #KardingPH starting tomorrow(Tuesday),” PLDT said.

For its part, Globe said it is offering free health consultations via KonsultaMD “until the end of the year to provide support to those that have been hit by the typhoon.”

Image credits: Bloomberg


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