O2 Finally Reveals When Services Will Return For Customers

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O2, Britain's second biggest network, and Japan's Softbank, both Ericsson customers, reported outages on their 4G networks earlier on Thursday.

"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", Evans said in the written apology.

The technical problem left millions of workers without access to emails and news on their morning commute and enraged those who wanted to access social media.

Updated: O2 blames problem on supplier's software, says the problem could be hitting other networks around the world too. MVNOs affected include Tesco Mobile, GiffGaff, Sky Mobile and Lycamobile.

Even London's network of bicycle hire stations was taken down because the mobile payment system which unlocks the bikes for use relies on data and works off the O2 network.

In a tweet, the network said that the issue lay with one of its third-party suppliers, and recommended that users switch to Wi-Fi wherever possible.

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"This remains our priority and we apologise to our customers for any inconvenience".

The Japanese company, which plans to list its domestic unit in a $21 billion IPO later this month, said the problem was resolved after four and a half hours by reverting to an older version of Ericsson's software.

Mobile network O2 and telecoms company Ericsson have issued a joint apology after millions of customers were unable to get online. Work is now ongoing to fix the fault and customers are being encouraged to use wi-fi where possible.

The company confirmed the network issues on their website, saying: "Our technical teams are investigating reports of issues when using data".

O2 United Kingdom chief executive 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".

The service is back but is slow and laggy at times.

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