THE MIGHTY FROG BRINGS DOWN GOLIATH

See the frog that cut off

160 telco customers

and EFTPOS

January 20, 2011 – 2:36PM
The frog that took down 160 customers.
The frog that took down 160 customers. Photo: Supplied

Due to the wet weather, the frogs in Childers, Queensland have been “breeding like crazy”, with one cutting off hundreds of telecommunications customers.

The one pictured managed to squeeze into a Telstra roadside cabinet through a failed air filter and shorted out the power tracks of the main board of a Remote Integrated Multiplexer (RIM) unit, according to Telstra spokeswoman Karina Keisler.

It resulted in over 160 customers not able to receive incoming calls and also took ISDN services (such as EFTPOS) “completely offline”, she said. 

Communication technician Alan Williams inspecting the cabinet where the frog was found.Communication technician Alan Williams inspecting the cabinet where the frog was found. Photo: Supplied

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply