The latest news from foreign media, local time on July 13th, Australia's largest telecommunications company Telstra burst communication failure, resulting in a number of hours of "miracle" in Australia.
We all know that as human society enters the information age, most of the infrastructure is connected to the network. Therefore, the Australian network has directly led to the collapse of facilities including banks, supermarkets, hospitals, airports, financial institutions and so on. The state of the strike not only caused more than $100 million in losses, but also caused great inconvenience to the Australian people’s life travel.
Although Australian telecommunications company repaired the fault "shortly" after more than five hours on the network, and resumed the provision of network services, the incident still caused criticism from all walks of life. At the same time, according to the information released by the company, the main reason for the network failure was that “new network traffic was abnormally large” in New South Wales, which caused the national network line to malfunction.
From this we can know how inadequate the network infrastructure in Australia is, only because of the sudden increase in network traffic in one state, which has led to a number of hours in the national network. According to Reuters, Australia has encountered similar "broken network crisis" many times in the past few years. For example, in 2016, there have been six world accidents.
Frequent "broken nets" have made some media in the West unable to resist the spit: this phenomenon is too embarrassing. After all, as a developed country in the world, Australia has frequently encountered problems in the network. Even in the global speed ranking, its status is only ranked 51st. Even the African countries are not as good as Kenya. It can be said that it has dragged down the developed countries.
The Australian government has long been aware of the inadequacy of domestic network construction, and has made efforts to this end, such as the national broadband network project that invested a total of 51 billion Australian dollars (about 245 billion yuan) a few years ago. A broadband network covering 93% of the national population and a maximum speed of 100 Mbps has been established nationwide.
But it is a pity that because of the follow-up of the United States, Huawei’s largest global communications equipment provider was excluded by the so-called “national security”. As a result, nowadays, the broadband network project is in competitors Ericsson and Nokia in the past few years. Not only did the company fail to complete the project on time, but the coverage rate was only 70%, and the network speed was only 39.29 Mbps, while the corresponding expenses had been seriously overrun. As a result, the Australian netizens continue to squirt the net faster than the snails on the Internet, but the charges are very high, but the quality is rotten to "the rain will break the net."
The "broken network crisis" that emerged this time is directly related to the failure of the national broadband network project construction to meet expectations. On the other hand, this is equivalent to a "man-made disaster."
Nowadays, 5G networks have begun to spread around the world. The first nationwide country covering 5G networks has also emerged. It is believed that the time to enter the 5G era is not far away, while Australia is still banned the world's most advanced 5G network service provider Huawei. Continue to do so, Australia will repeat the current "broadband network" in the 5G era!