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.
The number of global internet outages increased 16% in the week of April 10, ending a downward trend that began in end-February, according to data from ThousandEyes, a network-monitoring service owned by Cisco Systems Inc.
Global outages increased to 260 from 224 in the previous week. U.S. outages also rose, up 12% to 109. U.S. outages comprised 42% of all global outages during the week of April 10, similar to the prior week’s 43%.
On April 12, Tata Communications (America) Inc., an internet service provider and a unit of India’s Tata Communications Ltd., experienced an interruption that apparently centered on nodes in Tokyo, Japan. The outage, which impacted customers and downstream partners in the U.S. and 10 other…