Update: Some Paytm services are affected due to global outage at Akamai.
We are actively working towards a resolution.
— Paytm (@Paytm) July 22, 2021
According to Internet outage tracker DownDetector, the outage began at around 8.55 pm on Thursday. Within five minutes, the number of people unable to access Zomato alone was reported to be around 3,000. Similar problems were also running with many other services.
Akamai is experiencing a service disruption. We are actively investigating the issue and will provide an update in 30 minutes.
— Akamai Technologies (@Akamai) July 22, 2021
Some NDTV sites were also affected in this outage. The problem appears to have come with Akamai, which provides critical infrastructure to the Internet. According to DownDetector, some of the affected sites include popular gaming services Steam and PSN, Disney+ Hotstar, streaming services like Zee5 and Sony Liv, and e-commerce platforms like Zomato, Amazon and Paytm. .