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  # 2370163 7-Dec-2019 21:35
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danielfaulknor:

Seeing unverified reports of a fibre cut in Timaru, so traffic south of there will be taking the long way around or failing depending on how provider networks are set up


Where are ya seeing these? Literally can't find anything anywhere




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  # 2370164 7-Dec-2019 21:37
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Something to do with the big river flood between Timaru and Ashburton ? Maybe wiped out some cables?




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  # 2370165 7-Dec-2019 21:38
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Could be the flooding at Rangitata has taken out the fibre. We are getting ready to cast off the lower south island.

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  # 2370166 7-Dec-2019 21:38
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danielfaulknor:

 

Seeing unverified reports of a fibre cut in Timaru, so traffic south of there will be taking the long way around or failing depending on how provider networks are set up

 

 

 

 

Not surprising with the weather there today





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  # 2370167 7-Dec-2019 21:41
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Looks like a weather related major fibre cut. I don't have any info on ETR.

 

Will update if I have any more info I can share.

 

 

 

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  # 2370168 7-Dec-2019 21:50
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Chorus suddenly have a big cluster of copper outages just north of Timaru. Nothing noted for fibre.


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  # 2370169 7-Dec-2019 21:51
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husband has phoned tonight (using his company vodafone mobile) to say he has no service on his personal spark mobile in Wanaka.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2370175 7-Dec-2019 22:10
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Dig out some pics of the rangitata rail and main road bridge if you can. 

 

Probability there is a multi core attached to it?. And earlier on, both were under water and I think the rail one may have sustained some errosion damage.

 

In which case, there might be a fairly big air gap either side of it that they might be splicing come sun up.

 

/edit now with examples

 

https://www.facebook.com/thai.ong.5/videos/2882836225084542/ 

 

https://www.facebook.com/sam.anderson.39794895/videos/718612901980939/ 

 

The latter shows a number of runs crossing the underside. Since then it went over top


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  # 2370192 7-Dec-2019 22:31
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Only taken just shy of 2 hrs to implement...

 

"We are currently experiencing a number of major outages affecting Mobile, Broadband and Corporate services in the South Island. Apologies for any inconvenience. Services will be restored as soon as possible."


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  # 2370197 7-Dec-2019 22:54
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From @sparknz on twitter:

 

 

 

1/2 - Spark customers are currently experiencing broadband and mobile outages due to flooding and slips across the South Island affecting our customers. Unfortunately, our technicians cannot access the area due to road closures as a result of weather conditions.

 

 

 

 

2/2 - Our team is working hard to resolve the situation and we apologise to our customers for the inconvenience. We will share more information with you as soon as possible.

 

 

I do wonder how long it will be before they can restore service. Apparently this is affecting ATMs as well, among other things.


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  # 2370198 7-Dec-2019 22:57
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We are currently without skinny broadband or mobile in dunedin




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  # 2370200 7-Dec-2019 23:01
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boosacnoodle: 

 

I do wonder how long it will be before they can restore service. Apparently this is affecting ATMs as well, among other things.

 

 

To the Helicopter, stat!

 

Yep eftpos and ATMs are lumped in the 'corporate' pool I suspect. No doubt the boffins are looking at microwave/sat offloading until some splicing can occur




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  # 2370201 7-Dec-2019 23:09
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Oblivian:

 

boosacnoodle: 

 

I do wonder how long it will be before they can restore service. Apparently this is affecting ATMs as well, among other things.

 

 

To the Helicopter, stat!

 

Yep eftpos and ATMs are lumped in the 'corporate' pool I suspect. No doubt the boffins are looking at microwave/sat offloading until some splicing can occur

 

 

Now that I'm home to laptop and Fibre <3

 

I know someone will know the proper answer to thing, Works 3 connections are Vodafone, all running full speed still, Vodafone have their own fibres correct? Spark use Chorus' ones? 

 

What about the others? Eg I'm on Orcon, working fine. Spark down obviously, 2Degrees going slow I've heard... do the others mostly all buy capacity off Vodafones ones?

 

And for it to knock out all the Cell service, is this kinda like the (dare I speak) of the XT days, without communication to the RAN (was it? some abbreviation haha) the towers won't work?

 

My inner nerd wants to understand a lil bit more, thats all. Thanks in advance for some curiosity info





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  # 2370203 7-Dec-2019 23:26
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funnyfela:

 

And for it to knock out all the Cell service, is this kinda like the (dare I speak) of the XT days, without communication to the RAN (was it? some abbreviation haha) the towers won't work?

 

My inner nerd wants to understand a lil bit more, thats all. Thanks in advance for some curiosity info

 

 

Pretty much. They're all fibre fed. And have multiple routes. But given the pooze conditions backup ones may be in use


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  # 2370249 7-Dec-2019 23:49
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Must be the same fibre route severing access for the lower South Island as back in 2014 except there will be a lot more than 1400 UFB this time. Scary to think there remains such poor redundancy.

 

 

https://netguide.co.nz/story/lower-south-island-fibre-internet-cut-by-farmer

 

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/farmer-s-mistake-cuts-fibre-internet-to-lower-south-island-6120201

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