O2 network outage hits Herefordshire

07 December, 2018, 11:27 | Author: Shawn Conner
  • Millions of Brits can’t access mobile internet as O2’s data services go down

Marielle Lindgren, chief executive of Ericsson UK and Ireland, said: "The faulty software that has caused these issues is being decommissioned".

"We'd encourage you to use Wi-Fi wherever you can and we are really sorry".

The data outage has meant O2 has seen a strain on users making and receiving voice calls too.

It said: "This allowed hundreds of people from both our technical teams and our third-party supplier's teams to focus on fixing the problem, helping us to restore data services as quickly as we can which will also help reduce the high network demand we're now seeing for voice calls".

A spokesperson from the network has said it is investigating a technical fault that has left thousands of mobile customers unable to get online. "We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience".

LONDON/ STOCKHOLM/ TOKYO-Sweden's Ericsson apologized and said it was working hard to fix a software glitch that was responsible for millions of smartphone users in Britain, Japan and other countries losing Internet access on Thursday.

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As people continue to be outraged by data services being down, O2 customers will be glad to know the network giant said it hopes to have things up and running by tomorrow.

SoftBank and other telecom operators have been using the Ericsson software since nine months.

SoftBank engineers recovered the network to the normal operation by adapting the older version of the software to all packet switching machines. These include subsidiary Giff Gaff, and third-party networks, notably GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile, Sky Mobile and Lycamobile.

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Ericsson said it has taken action to minimize impact and support the restoration of services.

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