Planned Maintenance: Telehouse-east4

Posted: July 4th, 2018 at 11:33 by Gurinder Bansal

Thursday 12th July 2018 00:01 – 06:00

During the above window we will be completing a planned maintenance to upgrade standby hardware within telehouse-east4.core. Broadband traffic will be steered away from Entanet’s DSL platform in Telehouse to Interxion. Although no downtime is expected during this maintenance window, all other services should be considered at-risk.

  1. Gurinder Bansal says:

    This work is now complete.

At Risk: Virgin Media Circuits in Telford

Posted: July 3rd, 2018 at 16:52 by Mark Yardley

We are aware of a strike on the duct containing Virgin Media circuits delivered at our Telford site. Although no services are currently disrupted, these circuits should be presently be considered at risk.

Remedial work will be required by Virgin Media to assess the damage and repair the section. We will provide updates when we have further information.

Incident: telehouse-east2.edge

Posted: June 27th, 2018 at 09:42 by Mark Yardley

We have experienced an unexpected reload of one of our edge devices in Telehouse which affected a number of Virgin Media circuits. Connectivity to these services is now restored however engineers are continuing to investigate the cause. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Incident: Talktalk Circuits

Posted: June 27th, 2018 at 09:10 by Jamie Smith

We have experienced a brief loss of service to a number of TalkTalk circuits  Initial diagnostics indicate the circuits are related to multiple TalkTalk handoffs. Engineers are investigating and engaging with our supplier.

The circuits in question are now showing as back up, further updates to be provided once the supplier has provided us with a response.

  1. Jordan Coleman says:

    Our supplier has confirmed that a fibre break on a third party circuit earlier today caused a brief disruption to services when traffic failed over onto alternative routes. Engineers are working to resolve this. Further updates will be provided when available.

Incident: BT Wholesale Circuits

Posted: June 25th, 2018 at 11:03 by Mark Yardley

We are aware of an issue affecting a number of BT Wholesale leased line circuits. The issue has been raised with our suppliers for investigation. At the time of posting we are starting to see services restoring, however services should still be considered at risk. More information will be provided when available.

  1. David Brewis says:

    BT have identified an issue in the London Stepney Green exchange with a task raised for an engineer to attend and resolve today. We expect the next update at 17:00.

  2. Scott Morgan says:

    Our suppliers have attended site to investigate the issue.

    The engineer has conducted some preventative maintenance on the equipment and users may have seen another brief interruption to service during this work. However, we have not as yet been provided with a root cause for the previous disruption. We are continuing to escalate this with our supplier for investigation and RFO.

  3. Mark Yardley says:

    As part of ongoing investigation into this issue we are dispatching an engineer to perform pre-emptive maintenance on our equipment and to co-op with a BT Wholesale engineer. This work is scheduled for between 15:00 and 16:00 today. During the window services delivered via this supplier hand-off will experience a planned disruption to connectivity. We anticipate this should be no more than 10 minutes.

  4. Mark Yardley says:

    This work was completed successfully by our engineer in the previously mentioned window. However we are still experiencing intermittent problems with the hand-off. This issue is being escalated again with our supplier for further investigation. Updates to be provided when available.

  5. Gurinder Bansal says:

    Our suppliers have attended site and fixed a fibre break. Connectivity has been restored however services should still be considered at risk. We will continue to monitoring overnight and an update will be provided when available.

  6. Mark Yardley says:

    We have seen a recurrence of this issue again this morning. We are escalating the case further with our supplier. Updates will be provided once available.

  7. David Brewis says:

    With the recurrence of disruption to service, despite locating a suppliers faulty fibre last night, investigations continue to identify the cause. This has been further escalated in BT and we are currently still waiting on an update which will be provided as soon as it comes available.

  8. David Brewis says:

    Following hardware replacements and no further disruption experienced overnight we will continue to monitor service throughout today.

    Should a repeat of disruptions continue, further work involving BT and their vendors will be carried out moving service to new a configuration.

  9. David Brewis says:

    We continue to monitor the status of connections and observe no further drops at the exchange since 16:44 on 27th June 2018.

    Entanet will continue to monitor for an extended period whilst working with the supplier to ensure service returns to normal operation.

  10. Jamie Smith says:

    We have seen a recurrence of this again this morning. This will be re-escalated with out supplier Updates to follow once available

  11. Scott Morgan says:

    Our suppliers have advised that an engineer is currently onsite as part of this major service incident. Spare parts should be with the engineer shortly so that hardware changes can be made to help rectify the issue.

    We will update further once we have received confirmation that this work has been carried out.

  12. Scott Morgan says:

    We have received confirmation from our suppliers that a suspected faulty line card has now been replaced.

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this incident and we will continue to monitor.

    Please consider this as still at risk, until further monitoring allows us absolute confirmation that this is now stable.

Emergency Maintenance: DSL

Posted: June 21st, 2018 at 14:26 by David Brewis

Thursday 21st June 2018 18:30 – 1900

During the above window we will be completing configuration work on an interconnect to correct throughput issues for a small set of broadband users. As the configuration is applied, users are likely to experience disruption to service for up to one minute.

We apologise for the short notice of this works. Should disruption continue past this window please reboot your router before contacting support.

  1. Steve Lalonde says:

    This work is now complete

Incident: Milton Keynes Broadband

Posted: June 21st, 2018 at 11:16 by David Brewis

We have experienced an issue with our DSL platform where broadband users in Milton Keynes experienced slow speeds with packet loss.

Whilst normal service has now been restored we reaching out to the supplier to investigate and understand cause.

  1. David Brewis says:

    Our suppliers continue to investigate, and we expect a response within 10 working days. Please find an interim report here.

Emergency Maintenance – DSL platform

Posted: June 18th, 2018 at 17:54 by Neil Watson

We are aware BT are performing emergency works affecting a limited number of service aggregators spread across several nodes on our network. A small percentage of customers on each node will be affected and will experience an outage of up to ten minutes.

The works begin tonight at 23:00 until 06:00 and are scheduled to run for the next two nights from 00:01 until 06:00 until Thursday morning. The work is essential for ongoing and improved capacity management on interconnects delivered to Entanet. Apologies for the short notice in relation to the work. Any affected customer should reboot their equipment before calling support as this should resolve any unanticipated residual issue.

Planned Maintenance: Telford

Posted: June 18th, 2018 at 11:36 by David Brewis

Thursday 21st June 2018 08:00 – 09:00

During the above window, Western Distribution will be conducting maintenance works to service the electricity substation supplying the local area. During these works, external mains supply will be disconnected to allow safe operation to all involved, in doing so our external generators will supply the Telford data centre allowing for continued and uninterrupted service.

No down time is expected and all precautions will be taken to avoid any disruption, however during this window the Telford data centre should be considered at risk.

  1. Mark Yardley says:

    This work is now complete and normal supply has been restored.

Emergency Maintenance: Stepney Green – Faraday – Columbo

Posted: June 15th, 2018 at 16:36 by Gurinder Bansal

Monday 18th June 2018 20:00 – Tuesday 19th June 2018 03:00

During the above maintenance window, we will be undertaking work on core links between the above locations as part of ongoing network expansion.

No down time is expected and all precautions will be taken to avoid any disruption, however during this window all three sites should be considered at risk.

  1. Gurinder Bansal says:

    This work is now complete.