Following the extreme rainsas an effect of Cyclone Yakuunleashed on various regions of Peruat least 111 populated centers have ended up affected by the drop in service of at least one telephone operator. In response to this need, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) has been coordinating with four telecommunication companiesso that these companies enable free calling and texting to users in areas declared as an emergency due to rainfall.
The Vice Minister of Communications, Patricia Carrenoreported that he maintains a constant dialogue with the Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Osiptel) and the operating companies to identify the affectations of the service in populated centers, most of which are due to the lack of electricity.
111 populated centers have been affected by the drop in service of at least one telephone operator. Photo: MTC
They will determine the emergency zones
“The articulated work between the MTC, Osiptel and the private sector It is important to maintain timely communication in moments of anxiety due to emergencies in various parts of the country,” said Carreño.
Free calls will be for people located in areas declared in emergency. For this reason, the Government has been coordinating with the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci) to determine the areas where the aforementioned support will be enabled.
The MTC indicated that, so far, there has been no congestion of the Internet service or “high spikes” in traffic, as occurred in the COVID-19 pandemic.
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