Globe: 20% of network in Visayas down due to typhoon

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Globe Telecom said Friday, Nov. 8, that about 20 percent of its network in the Visayas region was adversely affected by Typhoon Yolanda as of 12 noon.

The typhoon also caused disruption in about 6 percent of its network in the Mindanaoa area, said Robert Tan, Globe chief technical adviser.

Credit: accuweather.com

The adverse impact on sites in the Visayas region was due mostly to commercial power interruption following strong winds brought by the monster typhoon.

Some cell sites were also affected by misalignment of antennas due to gusty winds brought by the weather anomaly, Tan said.

?Rest assured that our technical team is available to address network issues as soon as it is safe for us to do so. We have mobilized our technical personnel to work 24/7 to restore text, call and data services as soon as possible,? Tan said.

Service areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas region include Biliran, Cebu, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Southern Leyte, Western Samar and Iloilo while areas affected in Mindanao are the provinces of Camiguin, Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte.

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