The company is guilty of the tens of thousands of late text messages that were sent out early Thursday morning, saying that more messages were delayed than originally thought. The indebted company Syniverse originally stated that 168,149 messages are late. It is now stated that the figure was based on "preliminary data" and that further verification revealed that the message as a whole is "higher than originally reported".
Syniverse did not indicate how much higher the number could be or whether it would finally publish numbers once it had figured out the sum. Keep in mind that the total number of people involved is at least twice as high as the number of late messages: there is the sender whose message was received months later at an odd hour of the night, and the recipient who received the strange and sometimes disturbing Late-night news.
The issue has now been fixed and no late messages are sent anymore. "We apologize to everyone who has been affected by this incident," said William Hurley, Syniverse's Marketing and Product Manager. According to Hurley, the company is reviewing its processes to make sure it does not happen again.
According to Syniverse, all late messages were sent due to a server problem. A single server failed on Valentine's Day 201
The late news led to widespread confusion. In the US, text messages were mostly delivered in the middle of the night, and as there was no evidence of delay, recipients usually had no idea what they were reading. In other cases, the reception went beyond the confusion: people received text messages from Exen; In several cases, messages were received by the deceased.
Mobile service providers rely on a number of third-party providers, such as Syniverse, to forward text messages sent between networks. That's why people in all big and even smaller carriers were affected by the problem – if their carrier had relied on Syniverse, or if the carrier had relied on Syniverse for the person they wrote to, their message would be about The network left and she could have gotten stuck last Valentine's Day.