- 16 Mar 2020
Cellnex in the face of the coronavirus crisis
In the face of the unprecedented crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), Cellnex Telecom, as a telecommunications infrastructures operator for radio and TV (DTT), voice and data, and communication networks for security forces (police and fire brigade) and emergencies (medical and maritime rescue), has deployed its contingency and business continuity plans in the eight European countries in which it operates from the outset.
Our goal is to preserve the security and availability of the services we provide 24×7 while ensuring the application of the strictest protection measures for our employees, minimising all control, maintenance or intervention operations on the ground due to network incidents, the risks of contagion and the spread of the disease.
Thanks to the redundancy of our systems and the possibility to manage them remotely, Cellnex teams in all countries are working as normally as possible in these exceptional circumstances, guaranteeing the provision of services to our customers, working together with them to guarantee connectivity, which is more necessary than ever in these circumstances.
Likewise, the company is keeping lines of cooperation open with various organisations at national and international level, including the Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children and Protezione Civile, to help fund the purchase of protection material for healthcare staff as well as providing resources for the most vulnerable groups. The company is also working hand in hand with various hospitals and on a technological project to develop, produce and provide a mechanical ventilation system for ICUs.