Wireless service T-Mobile agreed to pay $19.5 million in a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission over a 12-hour nationwide outage in June 2020 that resulted in hundreds of failed 911 calls.
The FCC mentioned Tuesday that as a part of the settlement, T-Mobile may also decide to bettering communications of outages to emergency name facilities, amongst different measures.
The company mentioned there was a “complete failure” of greater than 23,000 911 calls due to the outage. There have been additionally calls that did undergo however with out key info, like a callback quantity or location data.
The FCC’s investigation mentioned the outage started due to a failure in a part of T-Mobile’s community, which was made worse by routing and software program errors.
The Bellevue, Washington, firm mentioned that the June 2020 episode was a “short-term isolated outage and we immediately took steps to further enhance our network to prevent this type of event from happening in the future.”
This will not be the primary time such outages have occurred. T-Mobile paid a $17.5 million advantageous after two associated nationwide service outages on the identical day in August 2014.
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