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NTC orders repair, restoration of telecommunications services after Paeng

October 31, 2022 People's Tonight 213 views

THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), ordered all public telecommunications companies through a memorandum dated October 30,2022, to fast-track the repair and restoration of telecommunication services in areas severely affected by Typhoon Paeng.

“With the onslaught of Tropical Depression “Paeng”, you are hereby directed to expedite the repair and restoration of telecommunication services in the affected service areas. You are directed to ensure that there are sufficient number of technical and support personnel and standby generators with extra fuel, tools and spare equipment in the affected areas,” the memo said.

The NTC also directed the companies to accelerate the mobilization and transport of their respective technical or service personnel and equipment to the affected areas, and to deploy Libreng Tawag and Libreng Charging Stations [Free Call and Free Charging Stations] in strategic areas affected by the typhoon.

“The Commission expects continued status updates of the ongoing restoration activities being performed on your network and facilities and a timeline for the full restoration of service. For strict compliance,” the memo added.