Telstra suffers another outage as $50m poured in for fix

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Telstra suffers another outage as $50m poured in for fix

Telstra's customers on the east coast reported disruptions to their internet services Monday morning, all while the company was announcing a $50 million program to repair its ailing mobile network.

Reports began flooding in from the telco's broadband users across Queensland, NSW and Victoria, according to outage tracker Aussie Outages, from around 11:00am Monday.

Most of the complaints related to a lack of fibre and ADSL services, but the telco also received scattered reports from mobile and landline customers about disrupted services.

Telstra's service status page alerted ADSL customers in Queensland and 3G and 4G mobile customers in Sydney, NSW of current difficulties accessing their services.

The complaints arose as Telstra revealed it would spend $50 million to improve monitoring and capacity for its mobile network following three high-profile outages earlier this year.

"Yep its a big one. We monitor the WAN interface on routers for all of our customers and most of them are down. Seems to be effecting [sic] 4g data in some areas too.... Poor Telstra they have not had a good run of luck the last year or so," one Whirlpool user wrote.

A Telstra spokesperson said there was a fixed broadband issue impacting a "small number of customers" in Queensland due to a hardware fault. 

They said the outage lasted 30 minutes and the fault had now been rectified. However, customers continued to report disrupted services at the time of writing.

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