O2 4G network down across the UK

Laverne Mann
December 7, 2018

O2's data network is down across the United Kingdom this morning, the mobile operator said.

Earlier, O2 said it suspended planned work or updates to its systems and network.

O2's internet service has gone down this morning, leaving people with phones on the network unable to access the internet. O2 says technical teams are working "extremely hard to resolve this".

O2 has confirmed problems with mobile data across its network this morning (Thursday, December 6, 2018).

Tens of millions of smartphone users in Britain lost internet access today after a software glitch brought down O2's data network.

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

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TFL said: "The company that updates the data to our network of Countdown Systems is now experiencing difficulties in providing this service".

Among them are busses, which uses mobile data to transmit timetable information to smart screens on London's network of bus stops, and taxis companies which use mobile apps to get custom and dispatch cars.

It is unclear whether the O2 outage, said to be the result of a "global software issue", is linked to the problems with Angus Council's parking meters.

The company, the second-largest mobile network in the United Kingdom, said it was investigating the technical fault.

The company has described it as a "top priority" and ahs apologised for the inconvenience, but an estimated time of when the O2 network will be working again hasn't been given. The Register understands the Countdown service's SIMcards are on the O2 network as is the iBus system, which tracks the location of all of London's 7000+ buses.

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