Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


Telecom Outage Unplugs Fairfax's Sub News

Telecom Outage Unplugs Fairfax's Sub News

Scoop Report: A Telecom line-fault is suspected as the cause of communications failures throughout Telecom network today, causing concerns for some Police operations and even Fairfax's Suburban Newspaper chain.

Sources inside Fairfax's Auckland-based Suburban Newspapers chain say it has been without internet connections for most of Monday. The news media company's Telecom connected cellphones were non-functional throughout this morning. The outage has caused production chaos: "The newspaper operation went into disarray when online communication with the outside world via the internet went out," one source said.

Suburban Newspapers publishes to around 1 million readers per week via its stable of suburban editions.

Telecom issued the following statement: An outage on the Telecom network has been affecting a large number of customers since late this morning.

Telecom is working to repair the outage as soon as possible.

Telecom regrets the inconvenience to customers and will provide more information as soon as possible.

The outage, which occurred at 10.48am today, has been caused by two separate incidents affecting different parts of the network.

Internet, mobile and landline calls are affected.

Technicians are currently working on repairing one of the fibre breaks which is in the Rimutaka area. Once it has been repaired the majority of services will be restored.

Technicians are investigating the other fault and will repair it as soon as possible.

The outage is affecting calls to Telecom’s own call centres, causing overloading.

Telecom is asking customers to be patient. We will provide more information as soon as possible.


© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>


Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>


Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>