This weekly function from S&P Global Market Intelligence, in collaboration with the Internet service monitoring company ThousandEyes, aims to provide remote employees with insight into Internet service disruptions.
Global internet outages dropped 19% to 211 in the week of May 28, compared to 262 in the previous week, according to data from ThousandEyes, a network monitoring service owned by Cisco Systems Inc.
U.S. disruptions fell 28% to 92 last week, accounting for 44% of all global disruptions. The US figure marks a return to levels last seen in late April.
Last week’s notable outages include an interruption on May 30 at network transit provider Hurricane Electric LLC, which affected downstream partners and customers in Hong Kong as well as the US, UK, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Thailand. The 34-minute interruption, which apparently centered on hubs in Marseille, France; Frankfurt, Germany; London; Paris and New York City, were cleared around 7:35 am ET.
One day later, on June 1, e-commerce company Amazon.com Inc. an outage that affected some customers and downstream partners in the US, Australia, India and Sweden. The outage, which ran for about 14 minutes and appeared to be centered around hubs in Ashburn, Va., Was finally cleared around noon. 7:35 ET.
Last week’s collaboration app drop doubled to six from three in the previous week. Four of the interruptions took place in the United States
Global opening hours fell by 9 percentage points to 32%, while the measurement in the US rose 3 percentage points to 36%. Such outcomes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa decreased 20 percentage points to 27%, while the figure for the Asia-Pacific region fell 23 percentage points to 29%.