Disaster Telecom after the earthquake in Peru

The BBC is reporting that over 500 people were killed and thousands of people left injured and homeless after the earthquakes in Peru earlier this week.

The 24 hour Skype outage started shortly after the earthquake and contributed to the initial chaos. Skype’s Villu Arak has claimed that the problems are resolved and promised to provide details about the cause on Monday.

tsf.gifOn a positive note, Telecoms Sans Frontières (Telecoms without Borders) is on the ground in Peru and has deployed their first communications center in Pisco. They will then deploy two additional centers in Ica and Chincha. These centers provide communication resources for government & aid organizations along with free calls anywhere in the world for affected civilians.

TSFI is looking for volunteers & donors.

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