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…

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts