The origin of the failure is still unknown.
Rogers has “restored service to the vast majority” of its millions of users after an outage of some 24 hours, it announced Saturday morning. Millions of customers across the country and many services were without telephones and internet.
Our technical teams are working hard hard to ensure that the services of customers still affected by outages are restored as quickly as possible, assured the telecommunications company on social networks.
As our services are restored and traffic volumes return to normal, full restoration of services may take some time, she continued. Once again, we sincerely apologize to our customer base for this disruption and will proactively offer credit to all customers.
Tony Staffieri, president and CEO of Rogers, had promised Friday evening to make changes following the outage that had paralyzed his entire network since early Friday morning. Services from telecommunications companies using Rogers infrastructure – for example Fido, Chatr and Tbaytel – were also unusable.
Mr. Staffieri also pointed out that the company will credit its customers.
We don't yet know the origin of the problem, the senior vice president of networks and operations of Rogers, Kye Prigg, in an interview with CBC.
The Communications Security Establishment, a federal agency, said early Friday evening that it has no reason to believe at this time that the outage was caused by a cyberattack.
Last year, the company suffered another giant outage caused by a software update that left customers without service.
A Zehrs supermarket in Windsor posted a message that says its Card payment system was not working due to Rogers failure.
It's not just individual Rogers customers who have had headaches from the service disruption. Many businesses and public services were unable to process debit card payments, and Interac transfers were also difficult, if not impossible.
Government services were also disrupted by the outage, including some Service Canada offices. The police forces of some large municipalities have also warned citizens that the outage could complicate calls to emergency services and that it is better to use a landline or another provider to avoid problems.
According to specialist company Criterion Digital, reports of network outages have affected many parts of the country, including urban areas of Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, southern British Columbia as well as New -Scotland and New Brunswick.
Twittering, the Minister for Innovation, Science and Industry said he had contacted the CEO of Rogers for him share the frustration of millions of Canadians.
François-Philippe Champagne says he has also spoken to the CEOs of Bell and Telus and that everyone is in solution mode, ready to help .
This situation illustrates why quality, diversity and reliability are key to our telecom network, he noted.
- Subscribers to wireless services: 11,297,000
- Internet access service subscribers: 2,665,000
- Ignite TV subscribers: 788,000
Source: Annual Report 20 21 by Rogers