Airtel and Vodafone Idea also have revealed they have created SMS messages free for all readers in the group and they’re working together with other operators to open intra-circle drifting to guarantee connectivity. Notably, Reliance Jio offers free SMS solutions, but it’s limits on the daily and yearly number of SMS messages sent. To remember, cyclone Fani hit Orissa around 8am today with heavy rainfall and higher velocity winds with speeds of 175kmph.
According to reports, the telecommunication connectivity has been partly hit in Puri and Bhubaneswar districts of Orissa. No specifics are available at this stage nevertheless, the operators have been said to be functioning to ensure connectivity for the residents of their nation.
Airtel and Vodafone Idea have stated that they have setup war rooms with deal with the impact of the cyclone Fani. The operators are also monitoring the situation and coordinating with all the government bureaus.
“Vodafone Idea teams have been prepared to handle any emergency scenario and network monitoring has been done via 24×7 War Rooms setup at VIL and vendor offices,” Vodafone Idea stated in a statement. “We’re working closely with other community providers (for ICR), partners and Government agencies to guarantee stable telecom connectivity during the cyclone to allow people stay connected with their nearest and dearest.”
Both telecom operators have also stated that they have created SMS messages free for all readers at the telecom circle. The operators will also be stating that their subscriber may use the conversation time loan attribute to stay connectivity if they run out of equilibrium. Vodafone Idea has also set up a helpline number at 1938 for people to reach out in case of an emergency. As we mentioned, Reliance Jio provides free SMS services regularly, but with limits on the amount per day and month.
Reliance Jio stated in a statement it was”working to mitigate potential downtime due to power outages of its network infrastructure. Through its multiway redundancy strategy intended for catastrophes like Fani, affected towers or network nodes are optimized to remain online making seamless communication potential. All captive power resources are adequately stocked with gas or diesel for any unforeseen eventuality.”
Parent firm Reliance Industries added that”Reliance Foundation has been engaged with the state disaster management government as 27 April 2019 for carrying out preventative communications and service for its at-risk communities in the coastal regions and Jio has provided its electronic services to disseminate critical information far and wide.”
Jio has also been conveying”regular cyclone alerts and updates to almost 2.5 lakh fisherfolk/ farmers at the cyclone path areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal and Odisha because April 27, 2019.
One of other telecom operators, BSNL is to say anything on its own efforts relating to cyclone Fani. We’ve reached out to BSNL and can upgrade the story when we hear out of it.