Canada has been paralyzed by the downfall of its major internet provider

Rogers, Canada’s main internet, telephone and cable TV provider, did not explain the reasons for the massive power outage (Reuters/Carlos Osorio)

Canada suffered on Friday a Major disruptions in mobile phone networks and the Internet From the leading communications provider, Rogers Communications.

the incident Paralyze banking, calls, cashless payments and even police activity.

“We are seeing outages in our wired and wireless networks and Our technical teams are working hard to restore services as quickly as possible,” the company confirmed in a statement.

A quarter of Canada’s internet connections are out of service, According to data from NetBlocks, an online monitoring group.

Rogers is Canada’s leading wireless carrier with over 11 million wireless subscribers and Nearly three million Internet users. Besides Bell Inc. and Telus Corp. They control nearly 90% of the wireless market.

People crowd around the cafe to use the free Wi-Fi (Reuters/Chris Hellgren)
People crowd around the cafe to use the free Wi-Fi (Reuters/Chris Hellgren)

In the second largest country in the world, and one of the least densely populated, the lack of internet and telephone extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific coast. The company has apologized for the chaos it has caused and that it affects individual users and Large companies that depend on their services.

It is not known at this time if the outage was caused by a file Error In telecommunication equipment or by a Internet attack.

Canadian Minister of Industry FrançoisPhilip ChampagneHe tweeted his concern and said the department had made it clear to Rogers the importance of solving the problem “As soon as possible”.

On Twitter and other social media, Rogers customers are expressing their anger at the company that In 2021, it already experienced blackouts again, although of short duration. The company then blamed the problems on a software system update.

(with information from the AFP and EFE)

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