Severe storm knocks out mobile communications

Widespread power outages across many parts of Gauteng as a result of yesterday’s severe storm, have in turn had an impact on some MTN infrastructure.

MTN engineers and service partners worked throughout the night to restore connectivity. Mobile generators have been deployed to as many of the affected sites as possible to power the sites and restore connectivity for customers. Despite these efforts, about 80 sites remain without power.

“MTN South Africa is working diligently to restore services to those customers affected by this ferocious storm. We have activated our business continuity plan to ensure that services are maintained at the levels consumers and business customers expect,” said Jacqui O’Sullivan, Executive Corporate Affairs at MTN SA.

“The Yaldwyn Power Station that caught fire in Jet Park has also resulted in extensive power outages. Most of our transmission network and radio networks are equipped with battery back-up and in some cases mobile generators.

“However, these are short-term solutions, so we are doing all we can to support the necessary power supply repairs that will get our services back up and running for our customers.”

Kempton Express

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