Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/21/o2_data_down/

Wheels come off O2's data network

We'll just have to start talking to each other

By Bill Ray

Posted in Mobile, 21st July 2009 15:25 GMT

UK operator O2 is having data network problems that are making it impossible for most users to access the internet, as well as preventing data-based applications such as MMS.

Despite initial reports that the problem was down to congestion in the London area, it now seems that the whole network is refusing to carry packet data, though voice calls are operating normally.

O2 confirmed the problem to us, but couldn't say what's causing it or when a fix can be expected - suitably-qualified staff are presumably too busy to answer press enquiries. So we expect an update, hopefully with some sort of explanation, real soon. ®