On 30th of August a fire broke out at St. Petersburgís University of Technology & Design at 18 Bolshaya Morskaya Street. One of the largest traffic exchange nodes is located at this address. More than 100 Telecommunications Service Providers in St. Petersburg are connected to it. Mastertelís connection node is one of them. The fire was a top category fire. The ensuing emergency situation resulted in a major failure of Internet and telephone connections across the whole city.
Mastertelís optic cables and equipment suffered partial damage. This resulted in some setbacks in network operation.
The Companyís technical division reacted promptly to this emergency and, in record time, redistributed fibers through reserve connection lines.
The majority of Mastertelís clients didnít even notice a change in their service and, where connection was interrupted, repairs were carried out on the same day.
ĎíThe level of readiness of Mastertelís equipment, connection network and specialists providing telecommunications system operations, matches the very highest standards. The Company pays the utmost attention to the Ďuninterruptedí functioning of the network even in the most difficult situations. Thanks to having our own capacities we are able to prevent and fix any emergency in a very short timeíí, commented Vitaly Ezopov, Executive Director of Mastertel.