Damage From Earthquake Slams Mobile Communications In Japan

Posted Mar 11, 2011

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan costed the lives of hundreds of people and had disrupted communications in the Asian country. People are lining up at public phones which takes the priority of networks during and after the earthquake. Cell phones still work, but the service gets jammed quickly. Data works much better than voice on mobile networks. The three largest mobile phone networks said that their services were disrupted across Japan. The three largest mobile phone network companies include NTT DoCoMo, KDDI Corp., and Softbank Corp. The wireless systems said that their reception was either considered to be poor or bad after the earthquake. [ComputerWorld]