Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japan: Update on Communications Outages

Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications provided the following update on the effort to restore communications services (as of 16-March-2011)


NTT East landlines: 569,000 telephone subscriber lines remain out of services, 59,000 ISDN lines out of service, 148,000 FLET optical lines out of service.


Emergency messaging service remains in operation for Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi
Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture and Tokyo, Kanagawa.


NTT West: no damage and no communication restrictions.


KDDI: 42,000 lines are not available. Submarine cables have been restored or rerouted.


Softbank: about 7,000 ISDN and analog phone lines are not available


NTT DoCoMo: 1,930 base stations remain out of service.


KDDI (au): 1,110 base stations remain out of service.


Softbank Mobile: 819 base stations remain out of service.


EMobile: 109 base stations remain out of service.


Willcom: 2,500 PHS base stations remain out of service.


The carriers have also extended fee payment deadlines.
http://www.soumu.go.jp

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