March 3, 2021 3:57 am

We reinstated connectivity in flood affected Kerala within 72 hours: India

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India said that along with partners who undertook disaster relief initiatives for flood-affected sites in Kerala, it had ensured network restoration and connectivity in record 72 hours. The company informed that as an immediate response to the flooding situation in 12 districts of Kerala, an Emergency Management Team (EMT) was setup at each customer office to monitor the situation, provide necessary support and guide the over 170 member response team comprising of Huawei and its partners.

The company said that overcoming challenges of , accessibility, infrastructure break-downs, disrupted electricity and disrupted fuel supply situations, the team managed to have 1440 sites operational, and ensuring network restoration across Calicut, Malappuram, Thrissur, Palakkad, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Alleppy and other parts of the state.

Huawei team worked in coordination with local administration, operator and infrastructure service providers for the immediate restoration of power in critical sites, restoring mobile services and initiating location-based messaging services to eventually help enable emergency rescue support, claimed Huawei India.

“Connectivity is fundamental require to modern life, posing real economic and social consequences in instances of network breakdown. Supporting stable network operations is Huawei’s most important social responsibility. Even under extreme conditions and under natural situations, Huawei is committed to support network stability with the right resources and partnerships to restore networks and resume stable operations with minimal turn-around time in crisis situations,” the company stated.

Huawei’s consumer business also set up free service camps for their smartphone users in the disaster-affected areas. The company said that it has established a business continuity management (BCM) system that provides a contingency plan for emergencies and disaster situations.

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