Virginias Maritime Telecom has been forced to shut down for maintenance due to an upgrade and will remain offline for a while as it is being upgraded.
Virginias Maritime telecom has already experienced some downtime during the summer but it’s been under maintenance for several months now.
The network is currently under a state of emergency.
The state of emergencies has been in place since August 2018 and is aimed at dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in the region.
The upgrade was completed in May and will include upgrading a range of systems including the network, internet, mobile and voice services.
This upgrade will bring the number of available lines to around 2,500.
In a statement on Tuesday, Virginias state of affairs manager said the upgrade was complete and the company would continue to operate under the emergency.
Virginia’s Communications Minister, James Ashby, said the state of the system was “not good” and “it will be a while before the state is back to normal”.
Virginias chief executive, Ian Truscott, said on Tuesday that the state-of-the-art upgrade was now complete and that Virginias network was “fully operational”.
Virginia has also been forced back into the red by the coronacovirus pandemic and its inability to keep up with the demands of the growing demand for its services.
The Government is working to extend the state’s state of crisis from the next election, to July 2020, and will consider extending the state emergency until that date.