Operators in Portugal admit that there is a risk of blackout in long-term power cuts in the supply of telecommunications in the event. The position was changed this Friday by the Association of Electronic Communications Operators (APRITEL) to Negócios, following the news released this Thursday by Reuters.
“The main extensions of electrical communications supported by systems of autonomy have possibilities of resources, naturally, with the possibility of eventual extensions of energy cannot be offered for devices of possibility of supplying networks of communications”, affirms the association.
Apri-se thus joins in Europe, which, according to certainty to the sector this Thursday to Reuters, fears this possibility. According to the news agency, FFrance, Sweden and Germany are already trying to ensure that communications can continue in the event of a power outage. In the case of two blackouts of essential services, for example, hospital and government energy, up to two hours of potential are not indicated in the case of energy, as an example of energy. Howeverthe French Telecommunications Federation claims that Enedis cannot exempt antennas from power cuts.
APRITEL points out that “any programs will not be able to preserve the functioning of communications networks, along with other critical services and infrastructures”.
The energy crisis, which has been defined as the European Union’s follow-up to the war in Ukraine, has led governments to adopt measures to curb energy use.Just this Friday, European energy ministers reached a political agreement on price measures to mitigate high electricity prices. These measures involve a mandatory reduction in electricity consumption,
The EU target is to reduce a 10% global reduction in gross electricity consumption and a mandatory 5% reduction in peak hour electricity consumption.