Here is the latest round-up of measures and reactions to the situation in Japan.
In a statement sent to Light Reading, the company noted: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people in Japan. We know rescue teams are working heroically to contain damage and people are enduring continued trauma. Alcatel-Lucent is monitoring what is happening in Japan very closely. Our focus is on ensuring the continued safety of our employees and working with our customers to deliver communication services. We have initiated a company-matched employee donation program and anticipate broad participation amongst our employees to help Japanese people get through this."
The company also noted that it has suppliers in Japan for components such as memory and believes there will be a supply chain impact on the communications industry as a result of the disaster, though it's unclear what that impact will be. AlcaLu says it has "sufficient inventories of all components to cover our immediate needs," and that "like any company, we are reviewing our contingency plans and alternative sources should we need them."
Expressing the sentiments of everyone watching events unfold in Japan, Qualcomm noted that it is "deeply saddened by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last week. Our thoughts are with the people of Japan as they cope with the loss and destruction caused by this natural disaster."
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading