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Instant Network: communication repairs after a disaster

Instant Network: communication repairs after a disaster

With the 'Instant Network' programme, the Vodafone Foundation makes equipment and people available to build a temporary mobile network in disaster areas. This group of volunteers, all international Vodafone employees, has already been deployed eleven times in the wake of a disaster. The group of colleagues went, for example, to Saint Martin after the 2017 hurricane, to Nepal after the earthquake in 2015 and to the Philippines in November 2013 after typhoon Haiyan. More than 443,000 calls were made and 1.4 million text messages sent. Overall, Instant Network enabled 2.9 million calls to take place on the Philippines, in Kenya and South Sudan.

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