KhersonTelecom Outage and Connectivity Change

KhersonTelecom AS47598 experienced a 24-hour outage on 2022-04-30 and then resumed connectivity with a new provider. Here are more details on this event observed using public BGP data feed.

KhersonTelecom Outage and Connectivity Change
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The AS47598 experienced an outage shortly after 2022-04-30T16:10:00 and then resumed connectivity 2022-05-01T16:15:00 (both UTC time). After the outage, the AS47598 is then connected via a different upstream provider, AS201776.

The upstream provide change can also be seen on IIJ's Internet Health Report.


AS47598 announces only one prefix (data from Hurricane Electric). Most of the BGP announcements are for this prefix. However, after the provider change happened, there were also a IPv6 prefix announcements for this V6 prefix as well 5bce:6e00::/23. It is possible that this prefix is a V4-translated prefix propagated to a V6 collector peer, but we do not know for sure.

We can also confirm the outage of the prefix with RIPEstat’s Routing History data widget. (uncheck the No low visibility box to reveal the outage).

BGP Messages

We can visualize the overall BGP announcements volume with Cloudflare Radar’s AS-level page.

The following are the UTC timestamps for the corresponding BGP message spikes.

  • 2022-04-30T16:10:00: announcements with old provider 12883 in the paths.
  • 2022-05-01T16:00:00: announcements with the new provider 201776 in the paths
  • 2022-05-03T10:45:00: similar announcements with a new provider in the paths.

During the first gap time (2022-04-30T16:15:00 to 2022-05-01T16:00:00), there were 0 BGP updates for the prefix or from the ASN.

The old provider paths look like this where AS12883 is the next hop for AS47598. See the full list of messages from rrc00 here:

207564 56655 3257 12883 47598

The new provider paths look like this where AS12389 and AS201776 are the next hops for AS47598. See the full list of messages from rrc00 here:

207564 28824 28824 1299 12389 201776 47598

BGP Data Tooling

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Update on 2022-05-04T09:20:00 Pacific

The upstreams for AS47598 has reverted back to the original ASes, and the traffic has started coming back to normal.

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