Third-party con­trac­tor dam­ages Melita fi­bre cable in St Paul’s Bay, again

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

A tem­po­rary Melita ser­vice dis­rup­tion yes­ter­day af­fected cus­tomers in the north­ern part of Malta in­clud­ing Xemx­ija, Żeb­biegħ, Mel­lieħa, Mġarr, Bid­nija and Gozo af­ter a third-party con­trac­tor sub­con­tracted by the Wa­ter Ser­vices Cor­po­ra­tion once again dam­aged Melita’s fi­bre cable in­fra­struc­ture dur­ing road works in St Paul’s Bay, Melita said in a state­ment.

Melita tele­vi­sion, in­ter­net, fixed and mo­bile tele­phony ser­vices were cur­rently un­avail­able for cus­tomers in the North re­gion.

This is the sec­ond time in three weeks that the con­trac­tor – Road Ser­vices Lim­ited – has se­ri­ously dam­aged Melita’s in­fra­struc­ture.

Melita said it has de­ployed sev­eral tech­ni­cal teams on site to min­imise the in­con­ve­nience caused to its cus­tomers by a sit­u­a­tion be­yond its con­trol. Work was un­der way to re­pair the dam­age as fast as pos­si­ble and to re­store ser­vices. Due to the ex­tent of the dam­age to Melita’s in­fra­struc­ture, ser­vices could take sev­eral hours to be fully restored.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malta

© PressReader. All rights reserved.