IRAM Granada is connected to the Internet via a digital (ISDN) telephone line to the University of Granada. This telephone line, operated by the Spanish telephone company Telefónica, was interrupted for approximately one week (March 6 to 12) due to a major failure in one of Telefónica's telephone exchanges. Unfortunately, Telefónica was not able to fix the failure quicker. In the future we will have a private link to the University of Granada and will then use the telephone link just as a backup. With this, we hope to be more independent and to be able to provide a more reliable Internet connection.
This incident - which caused some inconvenience for the visiting
astronomers - emphasizes what has been mentioned here earlier: