Britain’s O2 says Internet services restored after software glitch

In this file photo taken on January 23, 2015 People walk past a branch of an O2 store in central London on Janurary 23, 2015. (AFP)
Updated 07 December 2018
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Britain’s O2 says Internet services restored after software glitch

  • O2 and Softbank Group Corp’s mobile phone unit, both software customers of Ericsson, reported disruptions

LONDON: O2’s 4G cellular network has been restored, the British mobile operator said on Friday, following a software glitch which caused smartphone users to lose Internet access.
“A review will be carried out with Ericsson to understand fully what happened,” said O2, which is owned by Spain’s Telefonica.
O2 and Softbank Group Corp’s mobile phone unit, both software customers of Ericsson, reported disruptions to data services on Thursday that affected millions of customers.


UK's PM Theresa May wins vote of confidence in her leadership

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UK's PM Theresa May wins vote of confidence in her leadership

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday survived a bid by her own MPs to unseat her, securing the support of 200 Conservative colleagues while 117 voted against her.

The British leader overcame the party no-confidence vote after it was triggered by hardline Brexit supporters who despise the deal she struck with the EU last month.

It leaves May weakened but immune from a further internal challenge for a year.

Meanwhile, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday that Britain's parliament needs to regain control of the Brexit process.

"Tonight's vote makes no difference to the lives of our people," Corbyn said in a statement. "She must now bring her dismal deal back to the House of Commons next week so Parliament can take back control."