System Overload

Can you hear me Snow White?

NZ Telecom’s XT network has been falling over regularly, with some customers in the South Island failing to get service for 5 days or more.
Richard Hammond, a Top Gear host, fronted the ad campaign to herald the new XT network as the best thing since sliced bread.
Fairgo gave the ad series worst ad award for 2009.

Unfortunately XT has not lived up to the 4 foot Pom’s hype.
I guess that is what you get when you use the X word, X being an unknown quantity.

This what you get when a communications company uses turn key installation contracts, lowest tender etc.
Telecom admitted that there is not enough switch capacity, resulting in overloaded equipment and crashes.
To me that sounds like Telecom tried to build XT on the cheap.


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