Expired Ericsson Certificates Caused Major Network Outage

Alamy Live News. R6TDCY Hailsham UK. 6th Dec 2018. Communications company O2 suffer a major outage today with customers unable to access data or make calls. Credit Ed Brown  Alamy Live News This is an Alamy Live News image and may not be part of your cur

O2 then said that its 4G network was restored on Friday morning.

Ericsson, which builds most of the backend tech for the majority of cellular network providers, said the downtime was caused by an expired certificated in a version of its management software that some EU-based telecommunications companies use.

Pay as you go customers will get 10 per cent credit when topping up in the new year or 10 per cent off when they buy extra data in 2019.

The users of UK's second largest mobile operator were left unable to use the internet for almost 24 hours on Thursday.

Customers voiced their frustration at being disconnected on social media, while the outage also affected businesses and other services such as London's live bus arrivals timetable information. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time. We have been working hard on resolving the United Kingdom data issue since early this morning.

"We will be updating our customers later today on how we will make yesterday's data service issue up to them and we'd once again like to thank our customers for their patience".

Other mobile networks, including Sky, Tesco and Giffgaff, were also affected by the problem because their networks use O2 services. "We are really sorry for the issues yesterday", the company said.

Google One Subscribers Get $125 Off Pixel 3
You should also notice better Hotword recognition and performance as well. Nestled in with those deals should be the Google Pixel 3 deal .

Radio stations ban "Baby, It's Cold Outside" in the Me Too era
But Twitter reactions to King's sentiments appeared overwhelmingly positive. "We are cultivating a nation of babies", one user wrote. "Keep Baby it's Cold Outside in the air!" tweeted another. "The Me Too movement is important and real".

In Show of Support, US Conducts Ukraine Fly-Over
Navy ships routinely sail in and out of the Black Sea, and under global rules are only allowed to stay in the waters for 21 days. In this case, Ukraine requested a flight and the USA agreed to conduct it over an uncontested portion of Ukraine territory.

"A review will be carried out with Ericsson to understand fully what happened".

Amusingly, when the Financial Times first reported the issue and pointed the finger at Ericsson, they claimed they were unaware of any issues relating to their networking equipment or software.

CEO of Telefonica (O2) Mark Evans said: "I want to let our customers know how sorry I am for the impact our network data issue has had on them, and reassure them that our teams, together with Ericsson, are doing everything we can".

Ericsson has their fingers in a lot of pies, but the largest portion of their business is constructing the mobile networks big brands such as the UK's O2 and the Japanese Softbank use.

Marielle Lindgren, chief executive of Ericsson UK and Ireland, said: "The faulty software that has caused these issues is being decommissioned".

O2 said that it would notify customers when details were available. Ericsson confirmed that an "expired certificate" in the software caused the outage impacting services in the United Kingdom and Japan.

Related News:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 will have an obscene number of cameras

    Samsung Galaxy S10 will have an obscene number of cameras

    One image comes from a certain 嗨-Mr强 from Weibo , the other comes from an anonymous source, sent straight to SlashGear. Also note that one has the same color camera array covering as the rest of the body - not unlike the Galaxy Note 9 .
    Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

    Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

    The courtroom, packed with diplomats and supporters, erupted in applause as Diane Rwigara and her mother were overcome with tears. The pair faced up to 22 years in prison for the charges in the case that drew global attention to the East African country.
    Eovaldi to stay with Red Sox

    Eovaldi to stay with Red Sox

    In 21 regular season starts between the Rays and Red Sox, he went 6-7 with an ERA of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.12. The Red Sox announced Thursday, Nathan Eovaldi has signed new four-year deal.
  • Twins sign second baseman Jonathan Schoop

    Twins sign second baseman Jonathan Schoop

    He was claimed off waivers by the Cubs last week, then became a free agent when the Cubs didn't offer a 2019 contracts. The Twins signed Jonathan Schoop and Ronald Torreyes to a pair of one-year deals on Thursday afternoon.
    US Braces To Sail Warship Into Black Sea Amidst Russia Ukraine Conflict

    US Braces To Sail Warship Into Black Sea Amidst Russia Ukraine Conflict

    The last United States ship to enter the Black Sea was the fast transport ship USNS Carson City in October. Ukraine also demands the return of the captured navy ships and to compensate for the damage caused.
    Police arrest protesters in Paris, turn others away

    Police arrest protesters in Paris, turn others away

    Philippe on Friday evening met a delegation of self-described "moderate" yellow vests who urged people not to join the protests. The Nicolas wine chain, one of France's biggest retailers, canceled all its wine tasting sessions scheduled for Saturday.
  • Skoda goes upscale with Scala compact hatchback

    Skoda goes upscale with Scala compact hatchback

    The Citigo-e city auto will be the first completely electric model by Skoda and is expected to go on sale at the end of 2019. The hatchback comes with a load of new features which are new for its segment and will be available in 5 variants. .
    Diogo Dalot: Manchester United hosting Fulham a 'big game' after winless run

    Diogo Dalot: Manchester United hosting Fulham a 'big game' after winless run

    United now head into the thick of their festive fixtures with Fulham on Saturday, beginning a run of seven games in 26 days. Speaking as a pundit on BT Sport , he said: "I've been talking to the recruitment boys for a long while now".
    China Says It's Implementing Deals Done With U.S. on Trade

    China Says It's Implementing Deals Done With U.S. on Trade

    Despite those new tariffs, the trade gap with China also widened in October, increasing by $700 million to $38.2 billion. Imports of iron ore fell for a second time, reflecting waning restocking demand at steel-mills as profit margins narrow.
  • Donald Trump 'tried to hold Putin talks in 2015'

    Donald Trump 'tried to hold Putin talks in 2015'

    Cohen was paid for this work through some money laundering methods to hide the political purposes behind the payments. Prosecutors urged Pauley to hit Cohen with a $500,000 fine and forfeit his assets in addition to the prison sentence.
    China Launches Pioneering Mission to Far Side of Moon

    China Launches Pioneering Mission to Far Side of Moon

    The rover´s instruments must withstand those fluctuations and it must generate enough energy to sustain it during the long night. China, which is investing billions in its military-run space programme, hopes to have a crewed space station by 2022.
    Raptors' G League Affiliate Waives Kay Felder After Domestic Abuse Arrest

    Raptors' G League Affiliate Waives Kay Felder After Domestic Abuse Arrest

    The league reportedly won a resulting arbitration ruling against the union's objections to that warning. Felder has been playing on the Toronto Raptors G-League team ever since his demotion.


Most liked

Airplane skids off runway while trying to land in heavy rain
METAR reports for BUR from immediately before and after the incident indicate the airport was experiencing heavy rains and mist. The jet's skid was stopped thanks to a little-known safety system called Engineered Materials Arresting System.

Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams, fiance Chad Johnson split
Blessings to him, his family and his ministry". "Maybe because you didn't grow up around a lot of Black people , '" she explained. The couple has had their share of challenges and Michelle even admitted her mental health issues nearly made her push Chad away.

GLAAD: Kevin Hart "Shouldn't Have Stepped Down" From Hosting Oscars
No matter, though, because Twitter is full of ideas to help the Academy find a suitable replacement. Between Tuesday night and Thursday night, there was a public pushback over Hart's selection.

EPA Ready to Kill Greenhouse Gas Rule on New Coal Power Plants
The potential to deploy the technologies domestically could spur more research and development for export, he said. The EPA hopes to finalize the rule after a public comment period.

AI will soon decide what you hear in Google Assistant news briefings
The new feature is only available to a limited number of users in the USA , and an worldwide release will come later on. It'll also be smart enough to avoid repeating the same new stories you've already heard during the day.

Ralph Hasenhuttl: New Southampton manager is just like Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp - pundit
Krueger said Hasenhuttl represented an ideal match for the club. Now we need to look at the guys and see how they compare'.

Russia will respond if USA scraps INF treaty
Pompeo said there was no reason why the U.S. "should continue to cede this crucial military advantage" to rival powers. Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, said the USA was giving Russian Federation 60 days to comply with its terms.

Trump announces John Kelly is leaving
But President Donald Trump is apparently treating the retired Marine general like he's already gone. But each time the two have decided to make amends, even as Kelly's influence has waned.

Spotted In Udaipur, Hillary Clinton. It's Isha Ambani's Pre-Wedding Bash
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas and ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra turned up for the ceremony. Isha and Anand's wedding is going to be the grandest of all and we can't keep calm!

UNHhhhmazing! Trixie Mattel and Katya Made It Into YouTube's 2018 Rewind Video
According to YouTube's year-end analysis of Singapore's video trends, we seem to be really, really patriotic people. Frankly, this year's YouTube Rewind is a disaster with the only good part being Will Smith's part in the video .

Mohamed Salah gives MOTM award to James Milner
We've had two tough away games this week and two really good results. "The performance [gives us encouragement]". Speaking of Milner, Salah said: "I want to congratulate him on his incredible career, he deserves it".

Chris Hughton Had Little Sympathy For Shane Duffy
Palace are proving a drag on goals tallies this season and they rank second for matches with under 2.5 goals (10 out of 15). Florin Andone replaced Murray in the 35th minute and made it 3-0 in the fourth minute of added to the first half.

SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship to ISS, but fails to land rocket
The owner of SpaceX Elon Musk on this occasion, wrote on Twitter that a bad landing caused by a problem with a hydraulic pump. The Falcon rocket used for Wednesday's launch was not used in any prior mission.

Charlottesville vehicle rammer found guilty of first-degree murder
Fields referred to Heyer's mother in a recorded jailhouse phone call as a "communist" and "one of those anti-white supremacists". The trial featured emotional testimony from survivors who described devastating injuries and long, complicated recoveries.

Ariana Grande Loves James Corden's Reimagining Of "Thank U, Next"
Brundlefly: 'First saw him in The Fly but his face was grotesque / then he won independence from an alien mess, ' he sang. It seems she'll have to pry the book from Corden's hands as he addresses it at the end of the video. "No...