Big China quake takes out mobile network in Chengdu

Fixed-line networks in the western Chinese city are still in service[IDG] An earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale knocked out mobile phone service in the western Chinese city of Chengdu, although fixed-line networks remained up and running, Chinese state television reported today.About 2,300 base stations were affected by power outages or transmission problems, China Mobile’s Sichuan office told the state-run Xinhua News Agency, adding that repairs were under way. China Mobile is the nation’s — and the world’s — largest mobile service provider.;798050759;fp;2;fpid;1

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