[Machine strike: manual banknote counting busy] Australia was cut off nationwide for several hours on November 11. Telecom Australia released a Safeguard Notice after the crisis was over: Telecom services are gradually restoring, at least a few major customers have re-launched! In other words, small customers need patience and so on. However, the biggest telecom operator in Australia did not elaborate on the causes and types of failures, which led to speculation. Suddenly into the situation of disconnection, Australias major banks and supermarkets can not collect money, transfer accounts, anxious. Financial institutions such as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Australian National Bank, the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group complain that their ATMs and payment systems are not functioning. Woolworth Group, Australias largest food and daily necessities distributor, was forced to return to reality: the automatic checkout system went on strike and had to count money manually. The supermarket immediately queued up to check out and counted the bills happily.
Pacify the people: No delay in first aid! u3011 Reuters reports that this is not the first time that Australian Telecom has broken off its network. In 2016, Australia suffered six times from Internet or telecommunications service paralysis. Some media comments: Its embarrassing. Banks and supermarkets are stuck, and thats enough to be disturbing. Even more frightening is that the ambulance dispatching center also interrupted service due to the disconnection of the network. An ambulance dispatch center in New South Wales, Australia, was shocked by the disconnection of its network on November 11. The agency quickly contacted Telecom Australia to get back online as soon as possible. The dispatching center later released news to reassure the public that no patients had been delayed in first aid. Later in the day, many banks and supermarkets confirmed that they had gradually resumed networking. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia said in the social media on the evening of November 11 that some financial services have been restored, thanks to customers for waiting patiently; as for when other financial services will be restored, our telecommunications providers are continuing to be busy.
Source: responsible editor of Xinhua News Agency: Luo Chongwei_NB12082