Overloaded party lines
Other Names: Telephone delays
Inadequate telephone system
Nature: The very rapid increase in the number of telephones installed has resulted in overloading of exchanges often using out-of-date equipment. Technical incompatibility between such exchanges, particularly in different countries, can lead to considerable delays in making a connection. The situation becomes worse in peak periods and is aggravated by time zone differences which limit the overlap in office hours between different countries.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET