ENISA publishes annual report on downtime and incidents in the European electronic communications sector

Published: Thursday, 13 October 2016 12:23

ENISA has released a report which provides an overview of the root causes of outages and incidents in the European electronic communications sector during 2015 and an aggregation of the services and network assets that were impacted.

Incidents are reported on an annual basis by European Telecom Regulators under Article 13a of the Framework Directive (2009/140/EC) to ENISA and the European Commission. In 2015, 138 major incidents were reported, from 21 EU countries and 2 EFTA members while 9 countries reported no significant incidents. Most incidents reported involve mobile telephony, which was the most affected service in 2015. The most frequent causes for incidents are system failures.

Key findings include:

The full report is available here (PDF).