ENISA publishes sixth annual report about large-scale outages in the European electronic communication sector

Published: Tuesday, 20 June 2017 07:43

ENISA’s Annual Incidents report provides an aggregated analysis of incidents affecting the availability of services reported to ENISA and the European Commission under Article 13a, by the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) of the different EU Member States. Most incidents reported in 2016 involved mobile Internet and mobile telephony connections, while the longest lasting incidents were caused, for the first time, by malware.

During 2016 ENISA and the European Commission received 158 incident reports from NRAs regarding severe outages in the EU’s electronic communication networks and/or services. In total 24 countries, including two EFTA countries, reported significant incidents, while six countries reported they had no significant incidents. In general, there was a slight increase compared to last year’s statistics where reported incidents reached a total number of 138 incident reports.

Key findings from this year’s report include:

Read the report.