Eruption of Agung Mountain Bali Will Not Disturb XL Network
By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, July 04 2018 - 19:00 IWST
Pekerja memeriksa tower komunikasi milik XL Axiata. (Rizki Meirino/INDUSTRY.co.id)
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - XL Axiata cellular operator to ensure communication network in the area of Karangasem regency, Bali, is still normal or not experienced disturbance, despite the eruption of Mount Agung ever since Monday (2/7/2018).
"Until now the XL network is still in normal condition, including dozens of BTS in the radius closest to the center of the disaster is also not disturbed," said VP East Region XL Axiata, Mochamad Imam Mualim in a press statement in Jakarta, Tuesday (3/7/2018)
He explained, there are more than 30 units of BTS in around Mount Agung, about 12 units of BTS of which are within a radius of 12 km.
Although there is no service interruption, but it states have prepared anticipation if the eruption of Mount Agung is still ongoing.
"Anticipation of network security measures are made so that if at any time the condition worsens, then the quality of service to customers can still be maintained," he said.
Efforts to keep the service running well, XL, among others, anticipate the availability of power supplies, by preparing dozens of generators to support the operational base stations.
"So far, our entire network is still safe, and service is still normal," he said.
In the vicinity of Gunung Agung, settled more than 10,000 XL Axiata customers, spread across both the nearby towns, as well as in the villages at the foot of the mountain.
The XL Axiata team in the field will continue to monitor the progress of existing conditions, including if there are people who have to flee to some shelters, XL Axiata has also provided emergency assistance to help ease the burden of refugees.
"XL also immediately sent emergency aid in the form of nine basic materials and medicines, as well as blankets, as well as communications assistance in the form of free public phone (TUG), SIM card and internet access at evacuation site," said Imam Mualim.
This tool can help the communication needs of the victims, also used by officers who are in charge of handling disaster victims.