Telstra services ‘back to normal’ after massive outage

Stock images of Telstra signage in Sydney, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Telstra has posted an unexpected 11.8 per cent fall in first-half profit. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING

Telstra says its services are “back to normal” after another outage shut down its 3G and 4G networks across Australia this morning.

The outage affected mobile services in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane and Perth.

There were also complaints that NAB and Commonwealth Bank ATMs and EFTPOS machines were not working, and some train services were cancelled across Victoria due to communication problems.

Users took to social media to complain (and poke fun) to the telco.

The outage is believed to have started at about 10am.

Services slowly improved throughout the morning, and were back to normal by about 2pm.

The disruption comes just two weeks after an outage shut down Telstra’s network for about two hours.

Telstra’s group managing director of networks Mike Wright said today’s outage was “not related to earlier impacts”, but said the cause was unknown.

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