As a new company created when two great organizations came together as one as the result of the merger of Sonus and GENBAND, we at Ribbon are more grateful than ever for the support of our team, our customers, our partners, and our communities. Even as our industry continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, even as new technologies continue to disrupt traditional communications networks and inspire new applications, we know that life will continue to change in all good ways when we can connect the world in new ways.
While we’ve all seen news coverage of the havoc Hurricane Maria has wreaked across Puerto Rico, the news stories really can’t accurately depict the damage and devastation it has caused. A majority of the island is still without water and power, and it will likely take months and even years to rebuild and get the economy on track.
The island’s critical communications infrastructure has been severely damaged, hampering relief efforts and leaving the hurricane victims in a precarious position, unable to communicate with their families, the outside world or ask for help.