Problem

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The very rapid increase in the number of telephones installed has resulted in overloading of exchanges often using out-of-date equipment.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.
Broader Problems:
Communication delays
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET