[cmNOG] FCC: December 27, 2018 Network Outage Report — Local Lessons ?

Sylvain Baya abscoco at gmail.com
Mar 20 Aou 14:28:24 UTC 2019

Hi cmNOG-ers,

Hope you are well.

...do you know any similar report (as the one mentionned below) in this
side of Internet ?

I read that the purpose of the report is to «[...]prevent similar outages
from occurring in the


Le mardi 20 août 2019, Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> a écrit :

> The FCC announced the release of a report detailing the cause and impact
> of a nationwide CenturyLink network outage that occurred last December,
> along with recommendations to help prevent similar outages from occurring
> in the future
> https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-issues-report-centurylink-network-outage
> December 27, 2018 CenturyLink Network Outage Report
> In the early morning of December 27, 2018, CenturyLink experienced a
> nationwide outage on its fiber network that lasted for almost 37 hours.
> This outage was caused by an equipment failure catastrophically exacerbated
> by a network configuration error.  It affected communications service
> providers, business customers, and consumers who directly or indirectly
> relied upon CenturyLink’s transport services, which route communications
> traffic from various providers to locations across the country, resulting
> in extensive disruptions to phone service, including 911 calling.  The
> effects included dropped calls, disconnected 911 call centers (known as
> “Public Safety Answering Points”), and fast-busy signals for people who
> called 911.  As many as 22 million customers across 39 states were affected
> by the outage, including approximately 17 million customers across 29
> states who lacked reliable access to 911.  Indeed, at least 886 calls to
> 911 were not delivered.1  Fortunately, based on discussions with affected
> service providers and public safety officials from affected states, as well
> as a review of media reports, the Public Safety and Homeland Security
> Bureau (Bureau) is not aware of any harm to life or property resulting from
> the outage.
> [...]



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