Airtel, Vi, and Jio Set Up War Rooms To Monitor Cyclone Tauktae’s Impact on Network Infrastructure

Airtel, Vi, and Jio Set Up War Rooms To Monitor Cyclone Tauktae’s Impact on Network Infrastructure

Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm, and Vodafone Idea (Vi) have established ‘war rooms’ containing special teams to observe and track the impact of Cyclone Tauktae along the west coast of the country. 

These telecommunication giants and their infrastructure partners have reportedly joined forces to arrange items like generators and spare parts to make sure telecommunications aren’t impacted due to the weather event. 

“We have ensured sufficient fuel supply to our sites across all locations and stocking at strategic locations for use in times of emergency. Additionally, mobile DGs, critical equipment spares and vehicles have been arranged and kept ready,” a spokesperson for Vi was quoted as saying by ET.

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“We are working closely with other network providers (for intra-circle roaming), partners and government agencies to ensure stable telecom connectivity during the cyclone to let people stay connected,” Vi went on to say. 

Tauktae grew into an extremely severe cyclonic storm on May 17 as it headed towards the coast of Gujarat from Maharashtra’s west coast. Wind speeds touched nearly 85 kmph leading to trees uprooting as well as several incidents of waterlogging including in Mumbai, Thane, and Navi Mumbai on Monday.  

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Meanwhile, Jio has reportedly rented out generators to ensure its services can continue to run even in the event of a 72-hour power disruption. 

Separately, the Disaster Management Division of the Department of Telecommunications is also keeping an eye on the cyclone and its path. 

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