Typhoon #Yolanda telecoms restoration update.

We received an update on the status and repairs being carried our on telecoms networks across the Philippines.

The report has been compiled and distributed by the GSM Association.

Typhoon Yolanda MNO Updates

Network Restoration Activities 14-11-2013

Operator

Location

Status

Date confirmed

Update

Date

Globe

Total

54% of total

6am Tuesday

60%

Wednesday

Globe

Visayas

50%

6am Tuesday

Globe

Southern Luzon and Mindanao

30% cell sites (471) restored

Sunday

Globe

Samar and Leyte

30 restored

Tuesday

3G resorations:

Antique

12 restored

Bohol

68 restored

Capiz

8 restored

Cebu

252 restored

Iloilo

59 restored

Guimaras

6 restored

Leyte

2 restored

Negros Occidental

117 restored

Negros Oriental

57 restored

Southern Leyte

8 restored

Western Samar

11 restored

Smart

Visayas

82% of network restored overall

Tuesday

Smart (Breakdown by province)

Province

Percentage Restored

Tuesday

Aklan

88%

Antique

94%

Biliran

38%

Bohol

100%

Capiz

65%

Cebu

98%

Eastern Samar

14%

Guimaras

100%

Iloilo

89%

Leyte

51%

Negros Occidental

94%

Negros Oriental

100%

Northern Samar

95%

Southern Leyte

100%

Western Samar

81%

Smart

Palwan

100%

Tuesday

Coron

50%

Tuesday

Downtown area of Tacloban City

100%

Monday

Additional Emergency Telecoms Activities 14-11-2013

Smart & Globe Facilitate Cash Donations

 GCASH from Globe can be used to send donations. To send cash donations to the Philippine Red Cross via GCASH, Globe subscribers can text DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PIN<space>REDCROSS and send to 2882. Globe subscribers who wish to donate to other government and non-

Typhoon Yolanda MNO Updates

government partner-organizations of Globe may just dial *143# through their mobile phones and choose GCASH>Others Services>Donate>Amount>MPIN>Select Charity.

 The SMS services of Smart, Sun and Talk ‘N Text are available for financial donations to the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. For donations to the Philippine Red Cross, subscribers can text RED <amount> and send to 4143. Ex: RED 100. Denominations accepted are for PhP10, PhP24, PhP50, PhP100, Php300, PhP500 and PhP1000.

Smart offer free Twitter Updates

 Smart now free Twitter updates via text messaging for Smart and Talk ‘N Text prepaid subscribers in communities in hard-hit areas. This offer applies to

subscribers in the damaged Visayas regions. The initial offer provides up to 20 tweets that can be received for free per day for the next 14 days starting November 14. Users will not be charged for every Twitter SMS they send to these accounts.

For existing TWITTER users:

  1. Text “start” 4409.
  2. Text “YES” to 4409
  3. Text “<your Twitter @username> (ex. @juandelacruz) to 4409
  4. Text “<your password>” to 4409
  5. Text “FOLLOW <@username>” to 4409 – to follow an account on Twitter (ex. “FOLLOW

@smartcares”)
6. Text “ON <@username >” to 4409 – to follow an account via Twitter SMS (ex. “ON

@smartcares”)

If not an existing TWITTER user:

  1. Text “start” 4409.
  2. Text “Full Name” to 4409

3. Text “FOLLOW <@username>” to 4409 – to follow an account on Twitter (ex. “FOLLOW @smartcares”)

4. Text “ON <@username>” to 4409 – to follow an account via Twitter SMS (ex. “ON @smartcares”)

Recommended accounts to follow are, among others: @smartcares, @talkntext @suncelltweets @dost_pagasa, @dswdserves @philredcross and @interaksyon.

Smart requests customers to text NOT talk

A free all-network and international SMS bundle offer has also been provided to Smart, Sun and Talk ‘N Text subscribers. Smart has been actively promoting SMS as the primary service to use while network restoration is ongoing. Unlike voice and data services, text messaging frees up mobile network resources, enabling more people, including humanitarian relief agencies, to communicate and coordinate the delivery of essential services.

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Today, Smart Libreng Tawag services are being offered to the public in the following areas: (Please note some additional sites are new and others have changed)

1. Antique

 Culasi Municipal Hall

2. Capiz

 Roxas City Hall

3. Eastern Samar

 Smart cellsite, Borongan, Leyte

4. Leyte

  •   Smart Retail Store in Ormoc City
  •   DSWD booth at City Hall, Ormoc City
  •   Command Center Stadium, Tacloban City

 Smart cellsite near V&G subdivision, Tacloban City

5. Cebu

  •   Express Call Office, Bogo City Proper
  •   Smart cellsite in Poblacion, Sta. Fe
  •   Maridejos Municipal Hall
  •   Medellin Public Market, Northern Cebu

 Hagnaya Port, Northern Cebu.

Meanwhile, free mobile phone battery charging stations are open in the following areas:

  1. Smart Store in Ormoc City, Leyte
  2. Smart cellsite in Sta. Fe, Cebu
  3. Smart cellsite in Madridejos, Cebu
  4. Municipal hall in Madridejos, Cebu
  5. Express Call Office, Bogo City Proper, Cebu

6. Old Buswang, Kalibo

The Vodafone Instant Network

Globe deliver aid to stricken regions

Globe Telecom employee volunteers travelled to the hardest hit areas of Panay, Northern Cebu, and Leyte to distribute food and bottled water. Initially, Globe provided 1,700 relief

: To help expedite humanitarian efforts in Eastern Samar,

mobile coverage was fired up last night in Borongan City via an Instant Network setup

deployed by Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) with partner Vodafone Foundation.

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packs to Bogo and Bantayan Island in Cebu; Roxas City, Capiz; Ormoc City, Leyte; and Barbaza, Antique. The relief packs are composed of bottled water, noodles, canned goods, 3-in-1 coffee, and biscuits. Globe also donated 50 sacks of rice to the Iloilo provincial government and is partnering with the Philippine Red Cross in Iloilo to bring hot meals to residents of San Dionisio, Sara, and Concepcion via the Red Cross Mobile Kitchen.

Globe has deployed “Libreng Tawag” stations in the following areas:

(Please note some additional sites are new and others have changed)

Libreng Tawag:

 Iloilo:
1. Overseas Worker Welfare Administration Office, Region VI Office, 3rd Floor, Robinson Mall, Mabini Street;
2. Western Visayas Cyberlink Inc. HUB, Shoppers Avenue, Valeria Street;

3. Globe Telecom office in JM Basa Street.

 Romblon:
1. Odiongan Commercial Center, Liwayway St., Odiongan

2. Bgy. Progreso Este, Odiongan
3 Erhard System Technological Institute, Odiongan 4.Brgy Limon Norte, Looc

5.Brgy. Limon Sur, Looc

 Antique:
1. Old and New Capitol, San Jose;

2. Boss Radio, San Jose;

3. Lauan Municipal Hall

 Roxas City:
1.Roxas City Plaza, in front of cathedral

Libreng Charging:

Southern Leyte

1.IC Abgao,Maasin City 2. GT Mambahao Maasin 3. FOBN Maasin City
4. GT Maria Clara Maasin

5. GT Macrohon
6. GT Pob. P. Burgos

7. IC Tangkaan P. Burgos 8. GT Bunga P. Burgos
9. GT Bontoc So. Leyte

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10. IC Sogod So. Leyte 11. IC Lilo-an So. Leyte

12. GT Nahulid

Bohol:

1. GT Dagohoy
2. Innove Talibon 3 GT Sagbayan 4.GT Alicia Innove

5. GT La Union Candijay
6. GT Buenavista
7. GT Rosario Inabanga
8. GT Tabajan Guindulman 9. GT Bien Unido

10. GT Alijawan Jagna

Antique:

1. San Jose Capitol
2. Lauan Municipal Hall

Ormoc:

Globe store, ground floor MFT Blg. Real St. Globe switch, J. Navarro St.
Globe FOBN Bantigue

Roxas City:

Roxas City Plaza, in front of Cathedral

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3 comments on “Typhoon #Yolanda telecoms restoration update.
  1. Hello, I wonder if there is a satellite service capable to detect and draw on a map the field of cells of a mobile carrier in order to stream real time the network restoration thank you.

    Giuseppe

  2. Evertb says:

    That’s a good question but I don’t think it’s currently possible.
    The data is supplied as a spreadsheet and only has the location of the basestations.
    I know that OpenSignal is working on an app that creates heatmaps but this still doesn’t work in realtime.

    • To tell the truth I was thinking not to: somebedy takes the data > tha data is diaplayed graphically; I wonder if exists a device capable to detect the EM field and to display it real time as a 3D object so to create a map from it.
      Thank you.

      Giuseppe

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