Optus has confirmed that its cellular community is experiencing an outage throughout Australia.
“Some Optus prospects this morning might have been experiencing intermittent disruptions to their cellular companies,” an Optus spokesperson stated on Friday.
“Now we have been progressively restoring companies since 10am.
“We apologise to our prospects for any inconvenience skilled and respect their persistence whereas companies have been being restored.”
Friday’s service disruption follows Optus equally experiencing a loss of voice services on its cellular community final month, which it stated had been brought on by a “technical failure”.
“Cell information companies have been absolutely operational and weren’t affected,” an Optus spokesperson stated in August.
Vodafone Australia equally suffered a voice outage in March throughout its cellular companies, attributing the problem to a fault throughout scheduled work.
This got here after Vodafone’s voice outage lasting round three hours again in January, which was brought on by an error throughout deliberate work on the community.
Rival provider Telstra has additionally been topic to quite a few outages this yr, together with wholesale cellular digital community operator (MVNO) prospects being impacted throughout 3G and 4G services on account of a “vendor platform subject” in June; a fibre cable cut earlier that month, which affected wholesale cellular and fixed-line companies and several other thousand broadband and ADSL companies; a mobile outage that was caused by a software fault, which it stated “triggered a number of components throughout the community to fail”, in Might; Telstra dropping Triple Zero call services on account of fibre injury close to Orange, New South Wales, additionally in Might; and a 4G voice network outage following “technical adjustments made forward of upgrades to cellular visitors management tools in Telstra’s Exhibition Road change in Melbourne”.
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