Communications networks less affected by power failure – local failures still occurPublished 02.01.2012 Power cuts due to last week's storms continue to cause local disturbance to mobile phone and other telecommunications connections. However, there has been much improvement during the weekend.
The areas most affected by the disturbances are Varsinais-Suomi, Satakunta, Pirkanmaa, Southern Häme, Western Uusimaa and Uusimaa.
The functionality of emergency traffic has further improved. There still are minor, local shadow areas in the networks of telecom operators. In these areas, emergency traffic suffers from disturbance or is completely hindered. The goal is to ensure the operation of emergency traffic by means of reserve power supply.
Telecom operators repair the faults as the repair work of the electricity supply network progresses. FICORA continues to follow the situation. Telecom operators, too, place updated information on the disturbance to their networks on their websites (in Finnish):
Pertti Hölttä, Head of the Communications Networks unit, tel. +358 9 6966 889, +358 50 500 4934
Ari Karppanen, Senior Advisor, tel. +358 9 6966 828, +358 40 560 7917 (technical regulations)