BTel blames service interruption on late payment

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Hungarian Business Telecom (BTel) yesterday announced a loss of power that interrupted its service country-wide for 22 hours was the result of a late payment. The announcement came following the National Bank of Hungary ordered BTel to explain press reports on the service stoppage.

"The stoppage affecting service resulted from modifications to a service contract and to the latency of a financial settlement, which the company managed as quickly and efficiently as possible," BTel said.

"The company's relationships with suppliers and business partners have suffered on a number of points because of liquidity problems arising in the recent period," it added.

BTel said its service ceased from 7pm on November 11 until 5pm on November 12.

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