This weekly feature from S&P Global Market Intelligence, in collaboration with internet-service monitoring company ThousandEyes, aims to give remote workers insights into internet service disruptions.
Global internet outages increased by 16% to 290 during the week of May 8, reversing a brief decline seen the prior week, according to data from ThousandEyes, a network-monitoring service owned by Cisco Systems Inc.
U.S. outages also increased, up 39% week over week to 132. The U.S. accounted for 46% of all global disruptions, up from 38% in the previous week.
Among the most notable recent outages was a May 12 disruption that affected U.S. downstream partners and customers of IP transit and cloud services provider NetActuate Inc. The disruption centered on nodes in Raleigh and Durham, N.C. The interruption lasted around 13 minutes, divided into two occurrences spanning a 30-minute period, before it was cleared around 4:05 p.m. ET.
Additionally, on May 13, Tata Communications Ltd. unit and global internet service provider Tata Communications (America) Inc. experienced a network disruption that affected customers and downstream partners in the U.S., the U.K., Hong Kong, and 10 other countries. The outage ran for 30 minutes, split into two periods over a span of 55 minutes. The interruption, which centered on nodes in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles, was cleared about 11:10 p.m. ET.
ThousandEyes also observed an interruption May 11 that impacted multiple services…