Switzerland was devastated on Friday morning, July 9, by a major malfunction of emergency numbers, making landfall largely inaccessible from the night. This problem especially affects big cities like Zurich, Basel and Geneva.
The affected zones quickly spread the alternative numbers AlertSwiss website, Via the Confederation for Emergency Management’s portal or Twitter.
The origin of the failure is not yet known, but, according to the Swiss com operator, the issue is currently affecting calls for fixed lines “Calls are installed” Further “Interrupted after a few seconds”.
The crash affects fixed lines, business numbers but also emergencies. However, calls to the mobile network were not affected, citing an existing telecom operator in Switzerland, he says “Doing everything possible to restore the situation”.
In France, on June 2, The big failure of the Orange Operator Network 15 (SAMU), 17 (police), 18 (fire brigade), 112 (single European number) – severely affected access to emergency numbers.