Learn more about the latest ThousandEyes innovations at Cisco Live! | June 2-6, 2024

The Internet Report

Ep. 35: Major BGP Route Leak Disrupts Internet Traffic Globally

By Angelique Medina
| | 2 min read
Internet Report on Apple Podcasts Internet Report on Spotify Internet Report on SoundCloud


This week, we’re going under the hood on the April 16th BGP leak at Vodafone India

This is The Internet Report, where we uncover what’s working and what’s breaking on the Internet—and why. On today’s episode, we’re thrilled to be joined by Kemal Sanjta, ThousandEyes’ resident expert on BGP. This week, we’re going under the hood on the April 16th BGP leak at Vodafone India, which leaked more than 30,000 prefixes, causing a major disruption of Internet traffic to some services. While some news outlets reported that the incident lasted approximately 10 minutes (starting around 1:50PM UTC or 9:50AM ET), we found that it lasted quite a bit longer—more than an hour in the case of some prefixes. Watch this week’s show to see how it impacted a major CDN provider.

Catch up on past episodes of The Internet Report here.

Find us on:

Finally, don’t forget to leave a comment on Twitter, tagging @ThousandEyes and using the hashtag #TheInternetReport.



Subscribe to the ThousandEyes Blog

Stay connected with blog updates and outage reports delivered while they're still fresh.

Upgrade your browser to view our website properly.

Please download the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

More detail