UK MOBILE OPERATOR Three is back up and running after experiencing a major data outage across the UK that left customers without a working 3G or 4G connection.
A Three spokesperson told The INQUIRER: "Internet services have now been restored for affected customers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the issue this morning."
News of Friday's outage first surfaced on Twitter, where users were quick to flock to complain about their lack of mobile data. It appears that the problem affected mainly Three customers in London, but some are reported a lack of data across other parts of the UK.
@ThreeUKSupport is Three data down in London? Just not working at all on my iPhone or iPad?!— Lee Comley (@LeeComleyITV) October 2, 2015
Thought it was my iPhone playing up this morning buts it's a three data network outage. #telcossuck— bookmeister (@bookmeister) October 2, 2015
Hey @ThreeUK your data network is down in London right now - any news?— Mike Moore (@notTHEmikemoore) October 2, 2015
We've were affected by the downtime here at The INQUIRER, too. Some of us were unable to get a working connection since around 9am this morning, others since last night, and another was suffering from an intermittent connection.
Three confirmed the outage in a statement, saying: "We apologise that some customers are experiencing problems with data services currently. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible."
This isn't the first time we've reported on an outage at Three. The network suffered a 3G data outage in July 2013 that led to an Ofcom investigation, having left its customers unable to access the web for an entire day. µ
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