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Vodafone customers faces BlackBerry outage in Europe, Middle East & Africa
TT Correspondent |  |  21 Sep 2012

Blackberry users in Europe, Middle East & Africa are experiencing service outage. RIM's U.K. branch acknowledged the problem in a short message on Twitter early Friday morning.

According to The problems began at around 8AM. All internet services, including web browsing, email and the BBM instant messenger application were cut off, for both corporate and consumer BlackBerry users.
"Blackberry/RIM have confirmed that they are experiencing issues with services such as BBM, email and internet and that they are working to fix this," Vodafone told customers.

"Vodafone has not been given an estimated fix time but we're asking RIM to keep us updated.

According to globalandmail.com, almost exactly a year ago, RIM suffered the worst system failure in company history, after traffic-directing hardware at one of its European servers failed. The outage lasted several days, affected tens of millions of users and gave the company a public relations black eye.

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