NetBlocks says Iran suffered massive Internet outage on Thursday

NetBlocks, a civil society organization dedicated to digital rights, cybersecurity and Internet governance, said Thursday morning that several cable communications and mobile service providers in Iran are experiencing problems. Within two hours, there was a partial but serious impact. At the same time, Internet disruption in the surrounding area is less severe. However, the timing of the incident coincided with Thursday morning’s outage slots on YouTube and Google services in several countries.

NetBlocks says Iran suffered massive Internet outage on Thursday

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Within two hours, neighbouring countries, including Turkey and Essebsi, also recorded a slight decline in connectivity.

NetBlocks says Iran suffered massive Internet outage on Thursday

Investigations are under way to identify the root causes of local Internet outages.

NetBlocks says Iran suffered massive Internet outage on Thursday

Earlier, Iran cut off the Internet in mid-November as public protests escalated.

NetBlocks says Iran suffered massive Internet outage on Thursday

Within 24 hours, all mobile networks were disconnected, then the national Internet was down, and telephone services were partially shut down for several days.

NetBlocks says Iran suffered massive Internet outage on Thursday

During this period, some users can use limited services as part of the country’s internal network (National Information Network).

NetBlocks says Iran suffered massive Internet outage on Thursday

NetBlocks is understood to have been able to know and analyze whether the region has experienced an Internet outage by scanning the IP address space for a region in real time.

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