Communications hit after earthquake

14 Mar 2011

Following Friday’s devastating earthquake off the east coast of Japan, NTT has reported a large number of lines out of service. As of 6am yesterday morning, NTT East Japan said 879,000 telephony lines were out of service, as well as 475,400 fibre-optic lines. The company said it expects the numbers to grow as power supplies become drained. More than 11,000 wireless base stations belonging to DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank were also out of service as of yesterday morning.