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Tech & Science Millions of smartphones in UK and Japan reportedly taken offline by Ericsson equipment issue

18:45  06 december  2018
18:45  06 december  2018 Source:   theverge.com

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Millions of smartphones in UK and Japan reportedly taken offline by Ericsson equipment issue

An Ericsson equipment issue is behind mobile network outages across both the UK and Japan that left millions without smartphone coverage, reports the Financial Times. The Telefónica-owned O2 network in the UK was down as of 5AM local time, just as Japan’s SoftBank was also experiencing difficulties. SoftBank has just over over 30 million subscribers in Japan while O2 has 32 million in the UK along with MVNOs including Tesco Mobile and Giffgaff which also utilize its network.

The FT reports that two sources with knowledge of the situation said that equipment from the Swedish manufacturer Ericsson was to blame for the outages, a claim that neither O2, SoftBank, nor Ericsson was willing to confirm. In a statement, O2 said that a “global software issue” with one of its global suppliers was to blame for the outage. SoftBank, which also uses Ericsson’s equipment, said it was “examining the cause” of the issue.

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At the time of publishing, both O2 and DownDetector are still reporting issues across O2’s network in the UK, while SoftBank restored service in Japan after being down for about 5 hours.

The outage is a big problem for SoftBank, which is preparing to launch an initial public offering for its mobile subsidiary in just two weeks time, which will be the biggest in Japan’s history. Shares in the company fell by as much as 6 percent on Thursday.

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