Yesterday’s outage brought to you by T-Mobile
While reports came across all carriers that there were widespread voice outages, the only company that’s owning it appears to be T-Mobile (which includes Sprint). This is probably correct and not spin.
In Nashville I was able to make calls but they rang and never alerted other people. Texting and data were fine.
A little after midnight Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of tech tweeted out things were fixed.
There were some claims that this was a massive DDOS attack on the US yesterday, but it wasn’t. What appeared to happen was T-Mobile/Sprint users suddenly were unable to access a large chunk of the net because Sprint/TM had a network configuration issue.
So yeah… the Sprint / TMobile deployment merger didn’t go as smoothly as it should have and it took them a few hours to figure out what exactly was going wrong. I mean really, all they had to do was combine several thousand towers, integrate several hundred 5G systems, change a few million SIP trunks, modify their combined BGP, throw in a few thousand rules for specific areas… how hard is that?
I kid…[Twitter, SoftT, Android Police, Engaget]