Orange CAR service down as fire burns up core network

Orange CAR service down as fire burns up core network

Orange Centrafrique has been unable to offer mobile services after its core network, data centre and radio installations were destroyed in a fire on 6th June.

Radio France Internationale (RFI) reports that the operator is still assessing the damage to its Bangui premises, and has not yet stated when it will be able to resume services.

The operator’s CEO Regis Deliere told RFI that the fire had “wreaked havoc, destroying most of the equipment. It required colossal amounts and years of work to construct this equipment, so replacing it will cost a lot of money.”

CommsUpdate reported that the operator’s entire network was down nationwide, although the operator issued a statement saying that it was looking into ways to “gradually restore services as quickly as possible.”

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