Connectivity status for Egypt

Andree Toonk andree+nanog at
Thu Jan 27 19:28:20 CST 2011


Looking at the BGP announcements it seems that the problem started at 
around 22:28 UTC.

Most of the Autonomous systems operating in Egypt are currently not 
announcing any or at least significantly less prefixes.
The one exception seems to be AS20928 (Noor Data Networks).

For more details also see:


.-- My secret spy satellite informs me that at 11-01-27 3:47 PM  Danny 
O'Brien wrote:
> Around 2236 UCT, we lost all Internet connectivity with our contacts in
> Egypt, and I'm hearing reports of (in declining order of confirmability):
> 1) Internet connectivity loss on major (broadband) ISPs
> 2) No SMS
> 4) Intermittent connectivity with smaller (dialup?) ISPs
> 5) No mobile service in major cities -- Cairo, Alexandria
> The working assumption here is that the Egyptian government has made the
> decision to shut down all external, and perhaps internal electronic
> communication as a reaction to the ongoing protests in that country.
> If anyone can provide more details as to what they're seeing, the extent,
> plus times and dates, it would be very useful. In moments like this there
> are often many unconfirmed rumors: I'm seeking concrete reliable
> confirmation which I can pass onto the press and those working to bring some
> communications back up (if you have a ham radio license, there is some very
> early work to provide emergency connectivity. Info at:
> )
> Thank you,

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