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Verizon 3G, 4G LTE Networks Face Downtime

Verizon Wireless has suffered a major setback after its 3G and 4G LTE networks went through a severe outage.

The company however, swiftly shifted to a damage control mode by announcing that the root-cause of these glitches was identified and is being worked upon now in order to provide a quick solution.

The website PCMag quoted (opens in new tab) a spokesperson of the telecom giant as saying: “We expect to see the network restore on a market-by-market basis. Timing and additional details will be provided as they become available."

However, it is highly unlikely that customers will be able to activate any 4G LTE devices in the mean time. The 4G LTE Smartphones can still make calls though.

Earlier on Wednesday, the company made an announcement that investigations were being conducted regarding the glitches caused in the 4G LTE network, the first ever such glitch that took place since its launch in December last year.

This announcement by the company was followed soon after by a Tweet (opens in new tab) from the id CoolRalph that stated, “this (network outage) is (in) 3g as well”, to which Verizon replied by saying, “We're aware of an issue with 3G, 4G and LTE connections & our network engineers are working to resolve quickly.”

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.