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In the last five years, Altice Portugal invested in Madeira around 25 million euros, in a logic of “boosting economic, social and technological development” in the country. This investment has been privileged the expansion of the fibre optic network, which already covers about 90 thousand houses in the Region, which already reaches the entire municipality of Funchal and should cover 70 percent of the whole of Madeira later this year. In the mobile network the coverage already covers 98 percent of the population in the 4G network. The data was provided by João Sousa, of the executive committee of the technological group, who this morning participated in the ‘PT Empresas Day’, an event on the digitization of the business fabric, and also signed a protocol with the Madeirenses Young Businessmen Association (AJEM).

Altice yesterday signed an agreement with the Regional Government that allows the Regional Civil Protection Service of Madeira to have an alternative support centre provided by that technological group to meet the communication needs in case of emergency. The centre has the equipment and technological conditions to face the need for an alternative to the headquarters of the Civil Protection Service itself in the event of an emergency, and follows an agreement signed between the Regional Government and Telecommunications Company.

“Madeira is once again at the forefront of protecting and safeguarding human life and its assets,” said Pedro Ramos, Regional Health Secretary, who oversees the Civil Protection Service. Altice “will ensure greater efficiency in communications in an emergency”. The representative of Altice Portugal, João Sousa, stressed that it is a “privilege” for the company to once again be considered the “preferred technology partner” of Civil Protection for the development of solutions to support its operations ». Under this partnership, and also for a limit situation of breaking communications,

Translated from DN