Several Canadian mobile service providers experiencing network outages

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Widespread network outages have been effecting mobile services since at least Sunday afternoon.

The cause of a Rogers Wireless service outage that began Sunday remains unclear but the company says "a very limited number" of customers are still experiencing intermittent interruptions to voice calls.

"We are working diligently to restore services as soon as possible". "Teams are working hard to fully resolve the issue and we sincerely apologize to our customers".

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The problem is reportedly affecting many customers from several service providers across Canada.

Rogers and Shaw declined to comment on the cause of the network issue.

A spokesperson for Brandon Police Service said it hadn't heard of any issues with 911 calls while the networks were down.

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According to Rogers, they began restoring the system last night. Shaw did not immediately respond to questions about 911 service. The telco company announced on Sunday that it was dealing with service outages across Canada with no estimated time of restoration.

Police services such as London Police Service and Chatham-Kent Police service are asking residents to use other networks to contact emergency services until Rogers has been restored. The CRTC, which regulates phone service providers, is planning to make the upgrades - which would support 911 services through voice, photos, videos and text message - mandatory by 2020.

For Telus, some customers may have trouble calling people with different carriers.

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