The country’s two most popular telecommunications company, Globe Telecom and PLDT announced to the media that they are now preparing their backup system as the company expected to disrupt their network services when Bagyong Ruby will make a landfall this weekend.
According to Globe Telecom Inc., and the Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Company (PLDT), they have already activated teams to ensure their networks facilities are equipped with back-up supplies.
Globe Telecom, one of the leading telecommunications provider in the country, their regional teams have been activated to mitigate damage to their cell sites across Southern Luzon, Greater Manila Area, and the expected areas to be hit severely by the typhoon, the Visayas Region.
Some of the company’s preparations include deployment of back-up supplies, power tools, and infrastructure materials, spares, and back-up fuel for various areas covered by Globe Telecom.
The leading telecom provider, the PLDT Group which owns various telecom networks in the country, stated that plans to maintain communication services were rolled out on Thursday, December 4, 2014, to mitigate interruptions that might be caused by Bagyong Ruby.
The PLDT Group also announced that “free call and free charging services” will be activated should network and power failures in the regions affected by typhoon Ruby.