Japan Telecom Networks Won't Be Fully Restored For Months

Thursday Mar 24th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff

The country's largest wireless carrier had 10,000 base stations knocked out by the earthquake.

Computerworld: Japanese telecommunications providers are saying that it may be months before service is fully restored following the March 11 earthquake. The country's largest mobile network provider, NTT DoCoMo, said that 10,000 of its base station were knocked offline by the quake and 810 remain out of action. Landline provider NTT East said 1.5 million phone, ISDN and fiber optic Internet lines were damaged by the earthquake and 155,000 remain out of commission.

To help people stay connected, NTT DoCoMo has installed some mobile base stations. NTT East has installed a number of public telephones and is offering free calls.

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