Part­ner car­rier caused out­age: Sask­tel

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Sask­tel says Mon­day’s spo­radic out­age that af­fected long-dis­tance and toll-free call­ing was caused by an­other telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany out­side of the prov­ince.The in­ter­mit­tent out­age lasted from ap­prox­i­mately 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sask­tel would not re­veal which of its part­ner car­ri­ers was the source of the out­age.Greg Ja­cobs, ex­ter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager for Sask­tel, ex­plained that telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­nies will use other net­works out­side of their home base to al­low cus­tomers to make long-dis­tance calls.“So the is­sue in this case wasn’t with Sask­tel’s net­work at home, it was with a part­ner’s net­work out­side of the prov­ince,” said Ja­cobs.Be­cause the out­age was in­ter­mit­tent and ex­tended to both land line and cell­phones, Ja­cobs said it would be “nearly im­pos­si­ble” to cal­cu­late the num­ber of Sask­tel cus­tomers af­fected. Ja­cobs said the out­age was wide­spread and prov­ince-wide.Sev­eral po­lice ser­vices in the prov­ince ex­pe­ri­enced ou­tages on their non-emer­gency lines dur­ing the out­age.

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