Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:33

Optus says fibre cable cut repaired after 12 hours


An Optus transmission cable that was cut in Melbourne on Monday was restored last night, the company said today.

The cable, in the Docklands area of Melbourne, was damaged by a third party.

The cut happened about 9am on Monday.

An Optus spokesperson told iTWire in response to queries: "Optus customers across some parts of Melbourne may have experienced disruption or congestion to their mobile and Internet services yesterday due to a severed Optusfibre cable, which was damaged by a third party.

"Our technicians restored services at approximately 9.40pm yesterday.

"We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience experienced."


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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.



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