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Orange said today a switch problem was to blame for 3g outages in recent weeks, which seem to be concentrated in London.

We've received several emails from irritated Orange customers. We were also sent updated advice from the telco to staff working in Orange call centres who are dealing with the problems.

The mail said:

We’ve had a challenging few weeks with some customers not being able to access their mobile data services such as MMS, internet or emails. Working closely with our technical teams, we have introduced several solutions to reduce this issue and are currently developing a permanent fix.

We know how tough it is when dealing with more calls than usual from frustrated customers and would like to thank you for your support during this difficult period. We are keeping a very close eye on our services and would like to assure you we are doing everything we can to ensure our network stability is fully restored.

If you have any queries from customers regarding their mobile data services please apologise for the inconvenience caused and deal with the queries as per the standard process.

Orange has been busy sorting out its tie-up with T-Mobile's network, but the French-owned firm denied this played any part in the current problems.

A spokeswoman for L'Orange said:

We can confirm that earlier this month some Orange customers experienced temporary and intermittent issues with mobile data services due to a technical fault at one of our major switch sites. Orange is committed to delivering the best customer service and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.

This was not a result of the network share between Orange and T-Mobile. Following the merger between Orange and T-Mobile, we are continuing to invest in and improve our network every day to provide customers with the best possible service as part of the biggest and best mobile network. We are always looking at opportunities to update sites and to ensure that all of our customers can receive high quality 3G network coverage across the UK.

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