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FLOW restores over fifty percent of cell sites

by: Dominica Vibes News - November 14, 2017
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General Manager of FLOW, Jeffery Baptiste

FLOW, one of the islands two telecommunications companies, has to date restored service to over fifty percent of their cell sites.

General Manager of FLOW, Jeffery Baptiste told Monday’s press briefing that on the morning of September 19; they woke up to all forty-nine of their cell sites off air with further assessments revealing that about ten percent of the mobile infrastructure was completely destroyed.

To date he added, thirty-three of those sites have been restored.

“In any language you put it I think just below two months considering the unprecedented level of impact our country as a whole suffered, I think thirty-three sites out of forty-nine in my view is nothing short of phenomenal… and that accounts for about sixty-seven percent of our mobile sites,” he explained.

Meanwhile Baptiste said service has been restored to Roseau and environs, Marigot, Portsmouth and Scotts Head area, now covering about eighty-five percent of the population.

He said the company is continuing to work aiming to have more areas connected to the FLOW network by the end of the week.

“We are continuing to work and we expect to have four additional sites completed by November 30 and this will include areas in the south and south-eastern part of the country. Specifically we’re working to restore our communication work in Grand Bay, Bellevue Chopin and Pichelin by this week,” he revealed.