UK mobile networks go down as people work from home due to coronavirus

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    News to me.

    'UK mobile networks including O2, EE, Vodafone and 3 are said to be struggling just one day after Boris Johnson told people to avoid workspaces.' op cit

    I've not had any problems with EE, nor have I known anyone who has had problems with their mobile networks. Oh, hold on, this is from the Metro, a 'newspaper' whose fake news is fake.
     
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    "UK mobile networks face problems

    EE told the BBC it is something 'that is affecting all operators and we are working closely to fix it'

    The problem is being blamed on "interconnect issues" between the operators..."

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51926565
     
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    UK mobile networks go down as people work from home due to coronavirus

    "We don't believe it is connected to the rise in home working [due to the coronavirus]," added EE.

    So UK mobile networks aren't all going down due to COVID-19 then? I rest my case.
     
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    "EE, O2, Vodafone and Tesco Mobile down: Mass outage leaves people unable to text or make calls...

    UK phone networks suffered from a major outage on Tuesday, with customers from EE, O2, Vodafone, Three and GiffGaff all reporting issues...

    Customers throughout the UK are affected, according to the website DownDetector, with London and North-West England the worst affected regions..."

    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-...work-call-failed-service-status-a9406066.html
     
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    "UK phone networks down as 'cross-industry' issue strikes...

    There was a relatively short lived problem with around 9 per cent of voice calls on 3G not getting through,' said Vodafone. 'While services have returned to normal, all the networks are working together to fully understand the issue.'

    The outages had caused concern that the UK’s mobile infrastructure was being affected by greater demand caused by remote working as a result of the coronavirus crisis. However it appears as though there is an issue in connecting calls between different operators...."

    https://www.techradar.com/news/uk-phone-networks-down-as-cross-industry-issue-strikes
     
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    Just checked my phone (EE), works perfectly.

    "If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you ... "

    ~ If, Rudyard Kipling (excerpt).
     
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    And my phone is still working ...
     
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