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.
⚠️ Confirmed: #Italy is in the midst of a major internet outage with high impact to leading operator Telecom Italia; real-time network data show national connectivity at 26% of ordinary levels; incident ongoing 📉 #TIMDown pic.twitter.com/Ypo8UBuxeV
— 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
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Retweet se è down anche per te#tim_official #TIMdown #problemiTIM #senzainternet #Italy pic.twitter.com/sARKmufgi9
— Fing Internet Alert (@outagedetect) February 5, 2023