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 TSTT Working with Police to Stop Cable Vandalism 

Cross sectional view of TSTT’s data hall showing multiple rows of racks with their redundant power and networking paths. Photo: TSTT

TSTT Working with Police to Stop Cable Vandalism 

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By Chantalé Fletcher

THE Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) have increased patrols.

This was after customers from Erin to Los Bajos experienced fluctuations with their Bmobile internet and cellular services.

Similarly, residents of Mayaro also experienced disruptions over the past few weeks.

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On Thursday, Senior manager of TSTT’s Corporate, Environmental, Social and Reputation Management Khamal Georges told AZP News that they were working closely with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) to apprehend vandals who inconvenience their valued customers.

Georges said, “TSTT regrets the connectivity challenges being faced by residents of Erin to Los Bajos. In the past few weeks, we have experienced increased incidents of vandalism in the area.

“Last week, we suffered three consecutive fibre cuts in the area. Each time our crews completed repair works, thieves struck again. Service, however, has been restored.”

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He said, “Since January, more than 300 people have been arrested and charged with copper theft and vandalism. Other strategies are also being considered.

“We thank the members of the public who report these acts of vandalism, and ask for their continued support in solving this problem.”

However, on July 31, TSTT suffered an estimated $1 million in damage to fibre-optic and copper cables at the eastern side of the Cross Crossing Bridge which left thousands of south customers without internet, mobile and landline services.

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