Mobile phone and Internet users are struggling with problems nationwide. The provider O2 announced on Thursday that there are currently restrictions on mobile and fixed networks nationwide. The reason is a disruption in a server that mediates telephone calls. However, a large part of the telephone calls can be transmitted via other servers. Calls with apps like Whatsapp were possible via data transfer servers.
Deutsche Telekom reported no disruptions. A Vodafone spokesman said there were only slight restrictions on LTE telephony in its own network. However, these are not a problem for customers because their calls are then controlled via the GSM (2G) network.
At allestoerungen.de, reports of alleged failures at Vodafone and Telekom also increased, although not nearly as much as at O2. The reason for this may have been that Vodafone and Telekom customers called someone in the O2 network and thought that the lack of connection was due to their own network - but in fact the network problems at O2 were the reason.
In Hamburg, the emergency numbers 110 and 112 have failed. This was reported by the police situation center via the Katwarn warning system. “At the moment there seems to be disruption in the entire Hamburg telephone network. In some cases, both some of our departments and the emergency call 110 are affected," the police said in a tweet. The cause of the failure was initially unknown.