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Over 94% of Puerto Rico's mobile towers back in service

Tuesday 20 February 2018 | 10:13 CET | News
Puerto Rico has repaired over 94 percent of its mobile towers after the island's telecommunications infrastructure was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September, reports EFE, citing an assessment by the country's regulator JRT. The September 2017 hurricanes damaged some 96 percent of mobile phone towers and 85 percent of underground fibre-optic networks, with the lack of electricity, theft and vandalism aggravating the situation. Just 5.6 percent of base stations are still out of service, although some 46 percent are currently operating with electrical generators, said the

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