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Airtel down in several parts of India [Update: service restored]

Airtel down in India: Outage tracking website DownDetector shows thousands of complaints related to the same. The network issue spiked around 11am IST on February 11.

Updated:Fri, February 11, 2022 12:19pm

By Sneha Saha

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Airtel broadband and mobile services have been down in several parts of the country since earlier today. Several Airtel users have taken to microblogging site Twitter to issue complaints related to WiFi and mobile network.

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Outage tracking website DownDetector shows thousands of complaints related to the same. The network issue spiked around 11am IST on February 11.

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Update: Airtel has officially confirmed the outage. The company spokesperson said in an official statement that their "internet services were briefly disrupted this morning due to a technical glitch. The services have been fully restored. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused to our customers."

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The reason behind the country-wide outage is not clear yet. The company hasn't acknowledged the issue. We have reached out to the telecom operator and will update the story when we get an official statement.

As per DownDetector, 51 percent of users are facing "total blackout", 33 percent of users are facing issues with the mobile internet, and the remaining 16 percent of users are not getting signal issues.

Soon after the outage was reported by users from across the country, hashtags like #AirtelDown started trending on Twitter. Memes related to Airtel down have started to flood the internet.

Let's take a look at some of the tweets and issues Airtel users have been facing due to the outage.

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