The Haiti earthquake that took place in 2010 was catastrophic. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake was followed by at least 52 aftershocks in the next 10 days.
Over three million people were affected by the quake; the Haitian government reported a colossal loss of life, commercial establishment and communication systems. In order to facilitate rebuilding of a massive scale, the priority was to establish communication.
Sasken swung into response to an emergency call from a local operator and provided 24/7 support until communication lines were restored. In 3 days.
We were a team that was well aware of the criticality of the situation and knew that immediate action was prime. Besides, our customers received updates from us every 4 hours. At the end of the third day, phone lines were back up in Haiti.
What did it mean to have phone lines up and running? It meant that help agencies could get in touch with the people whose homes were destroyed, that the government could get in touch with these agencies and business could come alive once again. And it finally meant that Haiti can finally get back on its feet and rebuild a happier time. Thanks to Sasken.
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