Yesterday, we reported on Syria’s Internet experiencing some serious outages according to Google data as well as other global Internet companies. It looks as though things may be getting back to some kind of normalcy in regards to the country’s Internet as Renesys is reporting access is being re-established.
Rensys’ claim was backed up by several other companies such as Akamai, and BGPmon as well as Google. The reason for the over 19-hour outage is still unclear, although state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) gave a possible explanation through a message posted on their website that reads “Internet services back to normal across Syria after repairing optic cable malfunction. Whether or not that is the actual reason for the outage is yet to be seen, although we’re sure we’ll hear something in the coming days as to the real reason for the outage.
This isn’t the first time Syria has been disconnected from the Internet as both the government and rebels have pointed the finger of blame towards one another for allegedly cutting Internet and telephone connections in an attempt to block communications.