Melbourne’s bike share service relied on Telstra’s 2G network, which no longer exists

Melbourne’s popular Bike Share network is currently unavailable, due to “unscheduled maintenance”.

Gordon Oakley from the RACV, who operates the system, told Tom Elliott it’s been down since late last week.

Mr Oakley said there were technical errors associated with the shutdown of Telstra’s 2G network.

“To our embarrassment, there was another piece of hardware that was required instead of just updating it,” he said.

This is too good. Of course it used an outdated network that’s been scheduled to be shut down for years now.

Apparently “unscheduled maintenance” = blatant incompetence. Sounds like they’ve borrowed Metro trains’ media guide.

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