Menu
Telcos battle to maintain network coverage following Christchurch earthquake

Telcos battle to maintain network coverage following Christchurch earthquake

2degrees, Chorus, Spark and Vodafone battled to maintain network coverage in Christchurch yesterday, after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the city.

2degrees, Chorus, Spark and Vodafone battled to maintain network coverage in Christchurch yesterday, after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the city.

Felt widely around the South Island, as well as Wellington, the aftershock prompted network providers to assess fixed line networks for any damage.

Following an afternoon of assessments stretching into the evening, Chorus confirmed no network damage, which was backed up by an official statement to the media.

“Chorus has carried out a thorough assessment of its fixed line network following the 5.7 earthquake in Christchurch,” it read.

“The network is operating as normal however it will continued to be assessed to ensure there are no issues.

“Chorus’ Christchurch buildings are continuing to be assessed. No further updates are planned unless the situation changes.”

Over at Spark, the telco suffered outages in ten cites in the Christchurch area, advising Kiwis to “stick to data and text if you’re having trouble with voice.”

Confirming on social media at around 8pm on Sunday evening, Spark advised an “all clear” on its mobile network, alongside 2degrees which also claimed that its “network is up and running.”

Meanwhile, the Vodafone network was not impacted by the earthquake, and was “operating normally.”

“Our technicians will continue to monitor everything to make sure you are fully able to contact family and friends,” a Vodafone statement confirmed.

“We sent our Christchurch call centre teams home to be with their families and diverted calls to other call centres.

“Our retail stores closed early so the buildings or shopping centres could be assessed. They have been given the all clear and all retail outlets will be open for business tomorrow.”

More updates to follow…

Subscribe here for up-to-date channel news

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags christchurchsparkChorusVodafone2degreesmobilenetwork

Featured

Slideshows

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

Revealed at a glitzy bash in Sydney at the Ivy Penthouse, the first StorageCraft Partner Awards locally saw the vendor honour its top-performing partners with ASI Solutions, SMBiT Pro, Webroot, ACA Pacific and Soft Solutions New Zealand taking home the top awards. Photos by Maria Stefina.

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards
Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip

Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip

​Synnex and Lenovo hosted 18 resellers for an action-packed weekend adventure in RotoVegas, taking in white water rafting on the Kaituna River, as well as quad biking and dinner at Stratosfare​, overlooking Lake Rotorua at the top of Mount Ngongotaha​. Photos by Synnex.

Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip
Show Comments