The generator is supposed to be automatic, but did not work for almost two hours. This left Telecom without lighting or computers until close to 9am.
Damien Beddoes said the delay in getting the generator up and running was not a big deal for Telecom, as their services remained available.
“We’ve got solar batteries around the place that are used in power outages. People could still top up and use their mobiles. It only affected power-connected phones.”
Beddoes said Telecom’s generator is tested and serviced regularly and the power outage had little impact on business.