By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Dec. 4 (PNA) — Telco giant Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) said it has restored mobile coverage in typhoon “Ruby”- affected Borongan, Eastern Samar on Tuesday, at about 3:30 p.m.
This comes on the heels of the telco’s network operations team efforts to fire up a base station controller located in Gigoso in Giporlos, Eastern Samar.
In a statement, Globe said that more sites are expected to become operational with the restoration of the base controller in Gigoso.
At present, the telco is approaching completion of its restoration efforts in Visayas, which bore the brunt of the typhoon.
Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto earlier said that the telco might restore a good number of its network sites in Eastern Samar within the day.
Although there were no major outages, she said that service disruptions were due mostly to minor power outages and misalignment of antennas following strong winds brought by the typhoon.
The telco earlier prepositioned critical tools, spares and equipment to expedite recovery process as part of its preparation to cushion the impact of Ruby.
It also implemented a preemptive measures that included a temporary service interruption of mobile coverage in Eastern Samar to minimize significant damage to network infrastructure. (PNA)