“Major network problem” takes BBC offline

The BBC has said a “major network problem” was responsible for an outage that took all of its websites offline for almost an hour last night.

This morning, the BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones wrote on Twitter that the cause of the outage had been a “faulty switch”.

In an official blog posting published at half past midnight last night, the public broadcaster apologised for the outage, and said that it had yet to conduct a full technical debrief.

A “network problem” was also the BBC’s explanation for a partial outage in 2009, which prevented some visitors from accessing the BBC News website.

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Ben Rossi

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