Mobile's 'significant capacity issues' led to network outage

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According to a report from The Verge, the problem with calling lies entirely with T-Mobile's network.

Around noon Pacific time on Monday, Down Detector showed nearly 90,000 reports of a T-Mobile outage affecting most major US cities. Almost 70% of users were reporting they had lost a signal and Down Detector's outage map revealed the reports were spread across the country. "This overload resulted in an IP traffic storm that spread from the Southeast to create significant capacity issues across the IMS (IP multimedia Subsystem) core network that supports VoLTE calls".

Yes, some services were down simultaneously for some reason yesterday, but it wasn't because of a single coordinated DDoS attack, according to cybersecurity experts.

"Our engineers are working to resolve a voice and data issue that has been affecting customers around the country", Ray wrote in a tweet.

"Thank you for your patience as we fixed the issues", T-Mobile's President of Technology Neville Ray said.

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But it wasn't just T-Mobile: it was virtually everyone. We will update the story when we hear back. "The reality is far more boring", Matthew Prince, Chief Executive Officer of website security company Cloudfare Inc.

Meanwhile, AT&T and Verizon said their services were operating normally when the outage was reported on Monday. "Don't worry, this is one thing that does not need to get added to the list of craziness that has been 2020". Even internet service providers, social media platforms, online gaming and other services were impacted, Forbes reported.

"We are recovering from this now but it may take several more hours before customers calling and texting is fully recovered", T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said in a statement Monday night.

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