Getting reports of a country wide outage for Vodafone. You can see the number of complaints rising here (or click on the screenshot from downdetector.co.uk if that page has moved on).
Vodafone on Twitter are saying
I’m glad I’m not in the Network Operations game any more. When something like this happens the brown stuff hits the fan big time. All customer facing members of staff get it in the neck and the pressure is transmitted to the engineering teams.
If you search “Vodafone outage” on Twitter that gets you lots of reactions.
It seems that no matter how much resilience you build into a network there is always scope for something to go wrong.
PS Just checked – that Vodafone Twitter account is for Australia – could be a global outage except that the tweet is 2 days old 🙂 The mind boggles. Global DDOS attack on Vodafone? Almost certainly not but I’m going to leave it in for effect:)