PARIS (Reuters) – French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Thursday that technical problems at telecoms group Orange impacting calls to emergency services on Wednesday evening were unacceptable and serious.
Darmanin also told a news conference that he asked Orange CEO to meet him.
He added that Orange does not think the technical problems were a result of a cyberattack although that could not be excluded at this stage.
Orange said on Thursday that normal service should be restored in a matter of hours.
The minister for digital technology Cedric O also said Orange will have to explain the causes of the technical problems.
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Matthieu Protard; editing by Jason Neely)