Thieves Take Down Vodafone's Network

Vodafone became the victim of an overnight break-in at their network building taking out part of its network.

The theft at the Baskingstoke data centre has left some customers without data and voice services this morning, Vodafone released in a statement.

"We had a break in last night at one of our technical facilities which resulted in damage done to some of our equipment," a spokeswoman said.

"This means that some customers may be experiencing temporary loss of voice, SMS and internet services. We are working quickly to restore these and will be back to normal as soon as we can."

Vodafone didn't say exactly what had been stolen, but said user data was safe.

The mobile operator isn't the only tech target hit lately. Over the weekend, the BBC reported £80,000 worth of TP Link and Zyxel routers and adaptors were stolen from a warehouse in Theale.

BT has also previously been hit by equipment and cable theft.

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