Banks, businesses and thousands of people were left without Internet y telephony in CanadaAfter an outage in the networks of Rogers Communications Inc, one of the largest telecom providers in the country.
Rogers, which has about 10 million wireless subscribers and 2.25 million retail Internet subscribers, is Ontario’s leading service provider.
This outage Internet He is the one who suffers the most Canadaeven surpassing those that occurred last year that also affected thousands of people.
Bank of Montreal said outage Internet It was affecting financial institutions, toll-free numbers and transactions, while the Royal Bank of Canada said ATMs and online banking were affected.
Interac, which operates the email money transfer service used by many Canadian banks, said the outage affects its services. The Toronto Dominion Bank said it was experiencing system problems with the Interac e-Transfer Service.
damage in Internet and the telephony It happened when Rogers tried to buy rival Shaw Communications, in a deal worth C$20 billion.
competition office Canada Rogers blocked Shaw’s proposed purchase, saying it would hinder competition in a country where telecommunications rates are among the highest in the world.
Canadian residents “Ruban” Internet to Starbucks
Since there is no InternetIn Toronto, people crowded Starbucks to use the free Wi-Fi on their cell phones. Inside the store, people were working with Wi-Fi on their laptops.
A local resident, Cam Rosenstein, who was also at the café, said he had received notifications from his alarm provider that the outage was likely to affect their alarm systems.
Police in Ottawa, the capital CanadaHe said that some callers may find it difficult to reach emergency services with a 911 call.
For their part, the police in Toronto, the largest city in Canada raised a similar concern, although it said its call center is fully operational.
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