Unconfirmed reports indicate that there is a Telone ADSL blackout across the whole of Zimbabwe. We have managed to confirm with a few ADSL users that indeed the network is down and they have had no internet since Sunday. Officially Telone indicates that any downtime can be a result of isolated connectivity challenges in specific areas, not a nationwide problem.
When we contacted TelOne for an official statement they mentioned that any downtime that users have been experiencing would be a result of isolated connectivity challenges in specific areas, not a nationwide problem.
Sources within TelOne however seem to suggest that there is indeed a total ADSL blackout due to a technical fault at one of the international links. We are not sure as of now whether this is purely ADSL only or whether it is also affecting other services.
The fact that this problem has persistent for close to a week (isolated or total blackout) indicates that the problem may be serious enough to overwhelm TelOne’s redundancy mechanisms.
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