NTT Communications (NYSE: NTT) reported that it is making progress to restore communications services in the wake of the earthquake that struck the Tohoku region of Japan on Friday, March 11.
Although some communications services are still not fully up and running, NTT reports that it has reactivated about 12,500 lines supporting IP VPN and eVLAN services out of the 15,500 that were temporarily unavailable during the peak of the earthquake.
By leveraging other routes to bypass a damaged submarine cable connecting Japan with the rest of Asia and the U.S., NTT said it was able to minimize much of the impact on international communications services for its MNC customers. Right now, it has deployed ships to repair the damaged cables and restore service sometime between April and early May.
NTT East and NTT DoCoMo are also working on restoring wireline phone, optical fiber access services and mobile services in the Tohoku region.
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