French mobile phone operator SFR hit by network outage

About four million SFR clients lost their connections over several hours on Thursday, caused by the malfunction of a 'home location register'.

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French phone operator SFR was hit by a countrywide network outage for several hours on Thursday, as hundreds of users complained via the Internet about their mobile phones being unable to make or receive calls, text messages and sometimes emails, reports reports The Wall Street Journal.