This week, Rogers' network went down for several hours. It was one of the worst wireless outages in the company's history—and when it ended, the Toronto-based telecommunications giant didn't have an immediate answer as to what caused it. Now Rogers knows: it says a software glitch created a huge spike in "signalling traffic," which the company's mobile switches did not handle properly, causing them to restart, which triggered the service interruptions. This caused voice and text services to be unavailable for the vast majority of Rogers' 9.4 million subscribers for roughly five hours on Wednesday evening. Rogers says what happened was essentially an anomaly and is very unlikely to ever happen again, with an executive noting that he's "never seen anything like this before." Posted by Techvibes Newsdesk October 11th, 2013