Still, our colleagues Matej Čulibrk, Ivo Anđić and Samo Ritlop, A1 Slovenija were out in the fields.
As the temperature in his car climbed up to 40 degrees on his way to the customers In July 2017 Ivo Anđić, A1 Slovenija, was probably thinking back to January 2016 - when he was facing heavy snowfall.
All's well that ends well. Anja Korošak and Sara Herynek acquired new customers even during this weather!
Other measuring results: 61.9 degrees of street asphalt, 64.2 degrees inside a (metal) street cabinet in the sun, 61.0 degrees of an optical receiver (NOD) inside a street cabinet.
“We work under any weather condition. Today we need to change a router board and it does not matter that the temperatures are rising up to 40C. We are here, because our customers rely on the best service and our job is to provide that.” Tsvetan Tsvetkov and Lyubomir Yordanov, Mtel engineers, Corporate Customers Department.
Freezing 15 degrees minus and 20 to 30 cm snow at Yarema base station in Bulgaria. Still, equipment needs to be changed...
„Our job is dynamic and different every day“, says Todor Dunev and Lyubomir Yordanov (both engineers at Mtel) adds „Some moments are truly adventures, we don’t know where the day will take us or when will it end, but one of the best things about that is the fact that usually we are in the nature.“
Powerful equipment, such as SUVs are of great help when weather and terrain make it difficult to reach the goal.
This vipnet-car was on its way to a place called Asanica, which is a remote place near the Macedonian city of Volandovo.
Not all places can be reached by SUV’s, so it’s up to our field service colleagues to make sure to be where they need to be. Even if it means hacking on mountains. This picture was taken on Kozjak which is situated in the north-east of Macedonia.
Nikola Jancev, Bojan Manevski, Kiril Stojanovski, and Goran Vidovski had to walk a total of 11 km which took them 10 hours in the heavy snow to set up a microwave link that enables communications.
Teamwork is a big part of getting the job done. Our one.Vip colleagues Zlatko Torkovski and Dejan Mijalkov demonstrate that perfectly in this picture.
They are working on providing technical possibility for installing a new connection near the town of Bitola, Macedonia.
Irene Eppensteiner, A1 IMC Infrastructure Documentation Team is searching for cables to repair after some buildings have been torn away on the construction site at Patscherkofel Cable Car Mountain station (1.952m! ). The work was demanding as there was 50cm snow.
Sometimes you need a strong partner. With the help of a snow groomer work is done so much easier at offroad sites, like here in Rohr im Gebirge, Austria.
It was hard to get there. But now the station is perfectly running. "Stefan Platzer, A1 network planning team and his colleague Martin Brandlhofer, A1 infrastucture team.
Exceptional operations demand exceptional means - like here at Hengstpass, situated in a national park in Austria.
With the support of a helicopter the A1 team Bernhard Strutz, Christian Wolf and Martin Leisch, service network planning, were able to set up a mobile station to provide a consistent network coverage.
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