What's wrong with O2?

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james_tigerwoods

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14,511 posts

133 months

Thursday 6th December
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Couldn't find a thread on this - O2 data seems to be down UK wide, but can't see any reason why anywhere... Anyone here know more detail beyond this:

O2 Said said:
We’re aware that our customers are unable to use data this morning. One of our third party suppliers has identified a global software issue in their system which has impacted us. We believe other mobile operators around the world are also affected. Our technical teams are working with their teams to ensure this is fixed as quickly as possible. We’d encourage our customers to use Wifi wherever they can and we apologise for the inconvenience caused.
JTW

BrabusMog

12,710 posts

122 months

Thursday 6th December
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My missus has a giffgaff SIM for when she's in the UK and it isn't working either, apparently. Quite annoying when you rely on WhatsApp / Skype to keep in touch when not in the same country!

mr_spock

2,572 posts

151 months

Thursday 6th December
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I'm betting Huawei turned it off once they realised O2 is removing all their kit from the EE/Orange network smile

boyse7en

3,420 posts

101 months

Thursday 6th December
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O2, Giff Gaff and Tesco Mobile networks are affected. Software issues are being blamed.


Ascayman

10,133 posts

152 months

Thursday 6th December
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Service on 02 is so st it took me a few hours to even realise there was a problem.

Useless network.
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Never you mind

1,137 posts

48 months

Thursday 6th December
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Live scenes at some data center


LivingTheDream

1,388 posts

115 months

Thursday 6th December
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Speculation on my part but it smacks of an overnight upgrade/patch/software release that hasn't been tested properly and hasn't got a roll back plan


Never you mind

1,137 posts

48 months

Thursday 6th December
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LivingTheDream said:
Speculation on my part but it smacks of an overnight upgrade/patch/software release that hasn't been tested properly and hasn't got a roll back plan
BT did the same to us the other day. Router upgrade took out all our prod network. Nice smile

alorotom

5,274 posts

123 months

Thursday 6th December
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Global software failure apparently

FredClogs

13,208 posts

97 months

Thursday 6th December
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mr_spock said:
I'm betting Huawei turned it off once they realised O2 is removing all their kit from the EE/Orange network smile
That and the fact the CFO has been arrested in Canada and is set to be extradited to the US... She's the daughter of the founder and chairman.

james_tigerwoods

Original Poster:

14,511 posts

133 months

Thursday 6th December
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Took me a while to work out that there was a problem - I assumed it was an "O2 has cut me off again" problem.

The blame has shifted to "third parties" though...

chris4652009

937 posts

20 months

Thursday 6th December
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Never you mind said:
Live scenes at some data center

rofl

JPJPJP

6,360 posts

104 months

Thursday 6th December
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Ft says Ericsson

https://www.ft.com/content/778469aa-f934-11e8-af46...

The issue related to Ericsson equipment, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. The Swedish company is also a supplier to SoftBank in Japan.

A spokesman for Ericsson declined to comment. O2 did not name the supplier but confirmed it was not Huawei, the Chinese company whose chief financial officer was arrested in Canada on Saturday.

Russ T Bolt

1,026 posts

219 months

Thursday 6th December
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mr_spock said:
I'm betting Huawei turned it off once they realised O2 is removing all their kit from the EE/Orange network smile
What has O2 got to do with the EE network ? Or have I misunderstood your post.

FurtiveFreddy

7,690 posts

173 months

Thursday 6th December
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Seems to be taking some time to fix.

I have a telecare system running on O2 and it went down at 04:45 this morning and is still not back up.

Tyre Smoke

10,841 posts

197 months

Thursday 6th December
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Russ T Bolt said:
mr_spock said:
I'm betting Huawei turned it off once they realised O2 is removing all their kit from the EE/Orange network smile
What has O2 got to do with the EE network ? Or have I misunderstood your post.
The only VERY tenuous link is that BT and Securicor started BT Cellnet that became O2 that neither company has any interest in now, because O2 is Telefonica od Spain isn't it? And EE/Orange is wholly owned by BT.

So, nothing.

james_tigerwoods

Original Poster:

14,511 posts

133 months

Thursday 6th December
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JPJPJP said:
Ft says Ericsson

https://www.ft.com/content/778469aa-f934-11e8-af46...

The issue related to Ericsson equipment, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. The Swedish company is also a supplier to SoftBank in Japan.

A spokesman for Ericsson declined to comment. O2 did not name the supplier but confirmed it was not Huawei, the Chinese company whose chief financial officer was arrested in Canada on Saturday.
Seems odd that this is a global fault - You'd have thought an upgrade would be done on a region-by-region basis...

BrabusMog

12,710 posts

122 months

Thursday 6th December
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Every time my missus sends me an SMS, I get 3!

Robertj21a

4,748 posts

41 months

Thursday 6th December
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BrabusMog said:
Every time my missus sends me an SMS, I get 3!
I just got the same text 8 times.

hurstg01

2,569 posts

179 months

Thursday 6th December
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I've still got no 3G or 4G (GU21 postcode)