The current state of the UK internet: outage tracker

The week’s ISP, cloud, and collaboration network outage rates revealed

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ThousandEyes, a firm that monitors network infrastructure, measures the UK internet for Network World UK each week, covering Monday at 12:01 UTC through Sunday at 23:59 UTC.

Here's the latest data.

Week of 10-16 August 2020

ISPs. Outages at UK internet service providers (ISPs) remained the largest number observed this year, staying at 23. Globally, they declined 26.9% from 227 to 166.

Cloud providers. In the UK 1 cloud outages was observed this week, up from 0 the prior week. Globally, the number fell 6.7% from 30 to 28.

Collaboration apps. There were again 0 UK collaboration network-provider outages observed, and globally there were also 0.

Week of 3-9 August 2020

ISPs. Outages at UK internet service providers (ISPs) were the largest number observed this year, rising from 10 to 23. Globally they rose from 181 to 227.

Cloud providers. In the UK no cloud outages were observed this week, the first time since late June. Globally the number increased from 18 to 30.

Collaboration apps. There were no UK collaboration network-provider outages observed, down from one last week, and globally there were also none.

Week of 27 July-2 August 2020

ISPs. Outages at UK internet service providers (ISPs) remained at 10 outages for the second consecutive week. Global ISP outages decreased marginally this week, dropping from 183 to 181.

Cloud providers. UK cloud providers outages rose from 1 to 3. Global cloud provider outages decreased by 38% when compared to the week prior, dropping from 29 to 18.

Collaboration apps. There was 1 outage in UK collaboration app provider networks, up from 0 the prior week. Globally, collaboration app network provider outages decreased from 3 to 1, a drop of 66% when compared to the week prior.

Week of 20-26 July 2020

ISPs. Outages at UK internet service providers (ISPs) rose 42.9% compared to the previous week, with 10 in the UK versus 7 the prior week. Global ISP outages rose 4.6% over the same period, from 175 to 183.

Cloud providers. UK cloud providers experienced 1 outage, the same as the prior two weeks. Global outages nearly doubled, from 15 to 29 over the prior week.

Collaboration apps. There were 0 outages in UK collaboration app provider networks, down from 1 the prior week. There were 3 global outages in the same period, up from 1 the prior week.

Week of 13-19 July 2020

ISPs. Outages at UK internet service providers (ISPs) rose 40% compared to the previous week, with 7 in the UK versus 5 the prior week. Global ISP outages fell 22.9% over the same period, from 215 to 175.

Cloud providers. UK cloud providers experienced 1 outage, the same as the prior week. Global outages dropped 58.3%, from 26 to 15 over the same period.

Collaboration apps. There was 1 outage in UK collaboration app provider networks, down from 4 the prior six weeks. There was 1 global outage — those same UK ones — in the same period, also down from 4 the prior week.

Week of 6-12 July 2020

ISPs. Outages at UK internet service providers (ISPs) rose 25% compared to the previous week, with 5 in the UK versus 4 the prior week. Global ISP outages rose 41.4% over the same period, from 152 to 215.

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