Major part of the internet including services such as Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar, Sony LIV, PlayStation Network (PSN), among others were down for many users worldwide earlier on Thursday. These services were reportedly down for over an hour and have now been resumed and working perfectly fine. Also Read – Zomato IPO: How to invest via bank, Zerodha, and Paytm Money
At the time of outage, hundreds and thousands of users took to microblogging site Twitter to complaint about the issues they were facing. Around an hour after the internet outage began, Internet infrastructure provider Akamai confirmed that it is facing an outage. Around 10:20pm IST, Akamai confirmed that it was able to implement a fix bringing back normal operations for most services. Also Read – Zomato will soon let you order grocery via its food delivery app
Outage tracking website Downdetector also showed services such as Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar, Sony LIV, PlayStation Network (PSN), among others suffering massive outage. These platforms were down across the globe including India. The internet outage tracker DownDetector showed that the outage started at around 8.55pm IST on Thursday evening. Also Read – How to book COVID-19 vaccine slot via Paytm App, get Covaxin and Covishield shots with these simple steps
Soon after the internet suffered an outage, Downdetector website showed around Rs 3,000 Zomato users facing the issue. Users complained that they were unable to access the platform. The situation was the same for all other services too.
As per the DownDetector website, some of the affected sites include popular gaming services Steam and PSN, and also streaming services such as Disney+ Hotstar, Zee5 and SonyLIV, and e-commerce platforms like Zomato, Amazon, and Paytm.
Major internet outages seem to be occurring frequently these days. Just last month on June 8, similar incident hit some of the most popular services including Reddit, Twitch, and Amazon and also big news websites worldwide.
The internet outage occurred last month was reportedly caused by an issue with the Fastly CDN. Days later, Fastly explained that the outage was caused after one of its customers changed some important settings, which lead to the global internet outage.
Similar outage happened with some of the AWS platforms including Amazon online shopping app earlier this month. Few months ago, Google platforms including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, and other Google services also suffered massive outage for several hours. Both Amazon and Google acknowledged the issues behind the outage and fixed them.