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O2 suffers major network problem

Mobile phone network O2 has suffered a major network failure in and around London, which has had a dramatic effect on their services for customers.

O2 has reported there has been theft and vandalism in one of their operational sites in East London, which resulted in disrupting services in that area, North London, Kent and Sussex.

This outage of service has severely hit O2 customers, where they are experiencing problems in making or receiving calls, texts or data useage.

The problem happened in the early hours of this morning, where O2 discovered there had been a theft and then made the site secure along with informing the police of the incident.

O2’s engineers are on site working to replace the stolen equipment and repair the vandalism, although there is no estimated time for this to be fixed but they are working on getting the network up and running as soon as possible.

This has happened just two months after a very similar incident took place with Vodafone in the Basingstoke area, which brought down their services over some great distances too.

Vodafone also had a break in which resulted in some specialised equipment being stolen, with a loss of voice, sms and internet services because of the theft which this took many days to be fully resolved.

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