More Than 90 Percent of Communications Restored in Cuba

Image result for hurricane in cubaHavana, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) has reported that the repairs of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma is at more than 90 percent today.

According to an ETECSA report, about 93.1 percent of the initial damage in telephone services, which were 248,178, have already been repaired.

The company said that 17,000 cases are pending to be solved and 90 percent of them are in the provinces of Havana, Villa Clara, Ciego de Avila and Camagüey, the territories hardest hit by Irma.

About 312 mobile services were initially affected, but 99 percent of them have already been recovered. Although seven radio stations remain disconnected, cell coverage in the country is generally guaranteed.

As for the demanded WiFi service, Irma damaged 342, and only six are offline, accounting for a 98.24-percent recovery.

The ETECSA report, published in Juventud Rebelde newspaper, states that specialized brigades in the provinces of Granma, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo, Holguin, Las Tunas and Pinar del Rio, and the special municipality Isla de la Juventud are working in the affected territories to restore service as soon as possible.

The damage caused by Hurricane Irma to telephones include land, mobile, alternative land and mobile data services.

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