April 9, 2021 Roskomnadzor denied presence of problems and critical failures of Russian telecom operators due to the equipment installed in their networks for the "sovereign runet". The ministry explained that the work of all sets of technical means of countering threats (TSPU) is monitored all the time and "in no way affects the work of telecom operators’ networks."
The RSC said that on-duty officers of the Public Communications Network Monitoring and Control Center (PCMC) and territorial directorates of the RSC are constantly cooperating with representatives of telecommunications operators and monitoring the occurrence of problems in their infrastructure due to the TSPU equipment. According to the representative of the agency, so far there have been no comments from the telecom operators after the introduction of the equipment for the "sovereign runet" in their networks.
RCN experts explained about the network incident at the Obit operator in St. Petersburg, which occurred in March of this year , according to a Kommersant publication. According to them, In April, the CCOP CMU recorded loss of communication with the TSPU at two of the operator’s Obit communications nodes. After receiving the alert, the technical support staff of the monitoring center contacted the operator, who confirmed the failure at the communication node, but refused to provide the detailed technical information (log files) needed to identify the causes of the failure.
Why there is a difference between the months in the statement of the telecom operator and the RCN is unclear.
The RCN specified that the operator "Obit", trying to solve problems with communication in its network, independently, without warning CMU SSOP, turned off the equipment of TSPU. However, this action did not solve the problem with the failure in the network. Three hours later, the operator turned TSPU back on. The RCN said that analysis of the TSPSU log files did not reveal any equipment malfunctions before the accident occurred. This means that the problem was in another element or communication line of the operator’s network.
This morning’s edition of Kommersant reported that telecom operators are fixing problems with Roskomnadzor equipment for the "sovereign runet."