According to Kentik aggregate NetFlow data, internet traffic to mobile operators Mobitel (Zain) and Sudatel stopped around 2:25 UTC (4:25am local) while traffic to MTN Sudan stopped around 4:10 UTC (6:10am local).
Sudan has experienced multiple internet shutdowns in recent years starting as far back as an incident in September 2013 as well as blackouts this summer to prevent student cheating on exams.
Doug Madory is the director of internet analysis for Kentik where he works on internet infrastructure analysis. The Washington Post dubbed him “The Man who can see the Internet” for his reputation in identifying significant developments in the global layout of the internet. Doug is regularly quoted by major news outlets about developments ranging from national blackouts to BGP hijacks to the activation of submarine cables. Prior to Kentik, he was the lead analyst for Oracle’s internet intelligence team (formerly Dyn Research and Renesys).
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