Feeds

BT cuts off Nottingham

That's right, an entire city goes without phones

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Oops. A suspected internal power failure at two of BT's exchanges has left the whole of Nottingham phoneless today. BT executives thought that the problem was under control at 3PM today, but many Nottingham numbers – including that of the City Council - were dead. Having acknowledged that it had and ongoing problem, BT said that its priority was to get the service back up and running. After that, it could start an investigation into the cause. At press time, 90 per cent of service had been restored and the remaining people were expected to be back on the phone inside an hour, BT said. A BT spokesman said that the downtime could have affected other services, such as cable. "The telephone system is so big and interconnected that there really is no such thing as an isolated fault," he said. The Register has heard (unconfirmed) reports that some parts of Derby have been disconnected too. How very embarrassing. Tee hee. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
BT said to have pulled patent-infringing boxes from DSL network
Take your license demand and stick it in your ASSIA
Right to be forgotten should apply to Google.com too: EU
And hey - no need to tell the website you've de-listed. That'll make it easier ...
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.