Globe, PLDT Speed Up To Restore Assistance In Yolanda-Devastated Towns

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typhoon yolandaThe country’s best two telecommunication companies are facing bottlenecks because they try to restore network coverage in central Philippines, with both organizations struggling to mend cell sites, bay stations and cables from the regions hit worst by super typhoon Yolanda almost 14 days ago.

The PLDT Group is still working to entirely bring back network coverage from the wholly-owned wireless subsidiaries Smart Communications Inc. and Digitel Mobile Philippines Inc., public affairs head Ramon Isberto told GMA News Online in the telephone interview Tuesday.

“We’re now in the difficult section. We’re actually going up the mountains to replace defective devices and bring back transmission lines. We have been able to restore coverage in a lot of areas, but we’re now at the hard part,” he said.

globe telecomWithin a separate phone interview, Globe Telecom’s head of corporation communications Ma. Yolanda Crisanto said the business has yet to create a particular ideal date…

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