Italy Hit With Widespread Internet Outage After “International Interconnection Problem”

Italy Hit With Widespread Internet Outage After “International Interconnection Problem”

Update (1150ET):

Reuters confirmed “internet outages and glitches” across Italy on Sunday. The problem appears to be an “international link.”  

“An international interconnection problem impacting the service at the national level was detected. Analyses are underway to resolve the problem,” a Telecom Italia (TIM) spokesperson said.

Italy’s ANSA News agency reported there are no signs yet that hackers were responsible for the widespread outage. 

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Network data from NetBlocks shows widespread disruption to internet service across Italy on Sunday. It’s been reported that the telecommunications blackout might stem from leading operator Telecom Italia.

NetBlocks’ real-time network data shows that national connectivity plunged from around 100% to 26% this morning. 

ℹ️ Update: Metrics show that the ongoing internet disruption affecting #Italy‘s international connectivity has impacted several major cities; the incident has frustrated users including those planning to stream to today’s #InterMilan match #TIMDown

— NetBlocks (@netblocks) February 5, 2023

Another internet disruption tracking website shows a heatmap of the outages that appear to be nationwide. 

⚡ Moderato #disservizio Internet rilevato: #TIM in #Italia dalle 14.05

🇮🇹 Mappa e analisi live

Retweet se è down anche per te#tim_official #TIMdown #problemiTIM #senzainternet #Italy

— Fing Internet Alert (@outagedetect) February 5, 2023

Tyler Durden
Sun, 02/05/2023 – 11:50

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