Telstra blames faulty vendor equipment for Eftpos outage

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Telstra’s machine-to-machine (M2M) data outage that took down Eftpos machines and ATMs has finally been resolved, with the telco blaming “faulty vendor equipment” for the issues that initially hit customers at midday on Friday.

“We’re currently experiencing an issue with some enterprise customer machine to machine (M2M) data services, which is impacting services including EFTPOS devices and ATMs,” Telstra tweeted on Friday at 12.40pm AEDT.

Telstra then tweeted at 6.57pm AEDT Friday that it was seeing “some improvement” on the M2M data services issue, saying it had given the issue its highest priority but was “still working on full restoration”.

At 8.40am AEDT Saturday, Telstra tweeted that it was making progress on restoring M2M data services after its team “worked

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