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Emergency Planned Work Affecting some DSL Connections 16/05/2017

One of our carriers (TalkTalk) is performing some emergency planned works on their interconnect in Telehouse North. We have resilient Interconnects in other locations however during the work you may see your connections drop and re-connect over our alternative Interconnect

The work is scheduled for between 16/05/2017 20:00 and 17/05/2017 06:00

If there are any issues please contact support via the normal routes

INFO: logging & reporting issues 4/4/17

We are seeing a few ADSL/FTTC lines that we are unable to monitor internally to track performance and transfer speeds. To overcome this we may need to reboot an internal switch that will mean that the PPP sessions on these few lines will momentarily drop. The circuits should all come back on-line automatically, but if you find an issue please re-boot your router to establish the session.

INFO: mail-server upgrade 4th April 2017

One of our clustered mail-server machines will be updated and moved to a new location at some point tonight. This will not involve any down-time but mail delivery may be slightly slower than usual for a period of up to 2 hours as the databases sync back.

INFO: fibre ring maintenance 7th April


This work will upgrade the capacity on one leg of our dark-fibre ring. Whilst it won’t cause any outages, we are at elevated risk during the maintenance window and there may be brief transient routing issues when the fibre is brought back on-stream.

Maintenance Window: 21:00 – 07:00 GMT

Primary Date: 07-Apr 2017

2nd Primary Date: 08-Apr 2017

3rd Primary Date: 09-Apr 2017

Location of Maintenance: London

Reason for Maintenance: supplier will perform fiber maintenance to add capacity

INFO: core router maintenance

We are seeing BGP issues affecting one of our core routers in HEX, London. This may involve the need to reboot this equipment late this evening. This will affect a few of our leased line customers only.

INFO: supplier equipment upgrades 23/24 Feb

We don’t expect this to materially affect any of our services but there may be a few instances of slight packet loss or routing transit issues during this window.

Start: 2017-02-23 00:00:00 GMT (UTC + 0)
End: 2017-02-23 04:00:00 GMT (UTC + 0)

London Juniper

This maintenance is scheduled for the 2nd stage of Juniper software and Routing Engine upgrades.
During this maintenance we will replace both 32 bit RE-S-2000 Routing Engines in Edge1,
Edge2 and Edge3 THN (Telehouse North) with 64 bit RE-S-1800×4 Routing Engines. We will also upgrade the Junos version to 15.1F6-S3 from 13.3R5-S4.1.
All members connected to edge1-thn, edge2-thn and edge3-thn shall experience downtime of up to 20 minutes whilst the RE’s are swapped and rebooted.

INFO: Netgear router vulnerabilities

The following routers are vulnerable as below. New firmware has been released for some of the models and is available from here:

Vulnerability Note VU#582384

Netgear R7000, firmware version and possibly earlier, R6400, firmware version and possibly earlier, and R8000, firmware version and possibly earlier, contain an arbitrary command injection vulnerability.

By convincing a user to visit a specially crafted web site, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may execute arbitrary commands with root privileges on affected routers. An unauthenticated, LAN-based attacker may do the same by issuing a direct request, e.g. by visiting:


An exploit demonstrating these vulnerabilities has been publicly disclosed.

Netgear’s advisory confirms that the R6200, R6400, R6700, R7000, R7100LG, R7300, R7900, and R8000 are vulnerable, though affected firmware versions are not enumerated. The vendor has indicated that their advisory will be updated as firmware updates are released.

Possible LNS Issue 01/12/2016

We are seeing some oddness on one of our LNS routers which terminates some of our broadband circuits. We believe this is only affecting our management access and not the service provided over this.

We are working with the vendor to understand this and hopefully resolve this. Assuming this is not customer affecting we may need to reboot this LNS later this evening causing a brief network blip as the sessions re-connect.

IF we find this is affecting service earlier we may have to perform the reboot earlier. We will update this as we know more


UPDATE: issue fixed: VOIP SIP issues –inbound calls failing


Divert Service Failures
Details: SIP Diverts are now working as normal and our engineers will closely monitor our VoIP network for any re-occurrences. If you were affected by the issue please retest and if the problem is still present contact our Support Team.

One of our suppliers is aware of a network problem as below. We’ll update here as they troubleshoot this. In the meantime, please accept our apologies if your circuits are affected.

Network Affected: VoIP
Problem Time: Wed 19th Oct 2016 at 9:30 am
Estimate Resolve Time: Wed 19th Oct 2016 at 10:00 am
What Does It Affect: Customers using SIP divert service
Event Overview: Divert Service Failures

Details: Some of our customers may be experiencing problems with our SIP Trunk Divert Service where inbound calls are failing. Our engineers are currently investigating and there will be further updates shortly.

Now’s the time to migrate to Merula to stop a broadband meltdown

On Tuesday 13th September, Apple releases the new version of iOS v10 following the launch of their new iPhone 7, followed not long afterwards by macOS Sierra, the new version of their desktop operating system, on 20th September.

We expect there to be a significant up-tick in traffic because of this, both through the whole day and probably well into the following ones.

We have plenty of spare capacity within our network and don’t envisage any problems directly affecting circuits supplied by us but the nationwide backhaul providers will be under some pressure, so be aware that transit may be slower than usual until this traffic dies down naturally.

There is still time to move to one of our fantastic unlimited tariffs before this onslaught hits!

If you’d like to upgrade we can offer you a FREE migrate from ADSL or another FTTC supplier so please get in touch straight away.

Email us using this link or call our free sales line on 0800 298 2375.


The main support number is 0845 330 0666 (geographical 01480 355566)

There’s a second, fallback (geographical) number: 01480 411616. All numbers ring directly at our support centre, manned 24hrs x 365 days a year.

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