Netherlands Emergency Services Faces a Major Telecom Outage

Netherlands Emergency Services Faces a Major Telecom Outage

A widespread telecom outage hit parts of the Netherlands on Monday, devastating emergency services and rendering police and other government organizations inaccessible.

The outage began on the system of national bearer Royal KPN NV, which is likewise used by various telecommunications suppliers.

Individuals with a medicinal or different emergency were told on Twitter to go legitimately to emergency clinics, fire departments or nearby police headquarters.

The local police and emergency numbers were not working. KPN and the Dutch Economic Affairs Ministry, in charge of telecommunications, couldn’t be reached by phone, and messages looking for input were not promptly replied.

A police representative told the national broadcaster that all working cops were being sent out on patrol.

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