Orange France explains New Year SMS, MMS glitches

Tuesday 4 January 2011 | 10:19 CET | News
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Orange France has provided more information about technical problems that affected SMS and MMS traffic on New Year's eve. An Orange spokesman told 01net that MMS traffic was seven times higher than a year ago, which overwhelmed its MMS platform between 02:00 and 03:00 on 1 January. Customers received an error message explaining that the MMS could not be sent and inviting them to try again. This led them to send multiple MMS. The operator is updating the accounts of affected users to credit them for the multiple transmissions. As for the SMS fault, Orange points to a connection gateway at

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Bouygues Telecom / Orange Business France
Countries: France
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