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Sudden Internet Outage Across Myanmar

June 4, 2021
On 4 June 2021, internet service across Myanmar went down suddenly for a little more than an hour beginning at 10:30 UTC (5pm local).

Since the military coup on 1 February 2021, internet service in Myanmar has been plagued by recurring nightly outages, weekend blackouts, social media censorship and even an inadvertent BGP hijack of Twitter that leaked outside the country.

While this is the first national blackout in several weeks, the situation in the country remains fluid and dangerous for many citizens of Myanmar.

Doug Madory

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).

Twitter: @DougMadory

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