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Ericsson apologizes for software glitch that hit mobile services in Britain and Japan

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By Paul Sandle

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Too many coincidences in the timing. I'm not normally a conspiracy theorist, but I'm almost ready to brush off my origami skills and craft myself a tinfoil hat.

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@taj, LOL, I have put a condom over my phone just to be safe.

Nowadays when something gets knocked out, the whole system goes down. Are we not increasingly putting all our eggs in one basket already?

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Does anyone have more technical details of what actually happened ?

For your reference, the following appears to be an interesting overview of Digital certificate (though its old and has stale links)

http://softwarepublishercertificate.com/

Just do a google search for "how do software certificates work"

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Ah well... I think I found out something myself:

https://www.ericsson.com/en/press-releases/2018/12/update-on-software-issue-impacting-certain-customers

And their blurb on the bit that failed....

https://www.ericsson.com/ourportfolio/cloud-core/sgsn-mme?nav=fgb_101_256

Softbank may be regretting it's choice of Supplier and seeking compensation... though if that's the case, then what do we, as paying subscribers get in return ?

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O2 subscribers now get compensation.

What about Softbank subscribers ?

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