Pakistan to suffer slow internet after cable fault

Pakistan to suffer slow internet after cable fault

Internet service disrupted countrywide due to error in International Cable System

Internet services were disrupted across Pakistan for about 38 hours due to a fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe submarine cable, affecting flight services and other activities.

He explained that this was an global fault as internet services in Pakistan, India and UAE were affected.

The internet services got restored back in Pakistan today, after the interruption caused by the fault in the undersea internet cable.

According to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), at least 26 domestic and international flights were delayed over the weekend due to the internet disruptions. Internet users experienced difficulties in internet browsing speed and some even had no internet services at all owing to the fault in IMEWE.

PTCL Chief Business Development Officer Sikander Naqi told the media that a cable was cut in Saudi Arabia near Jeddah Saturday morning.

During the temporary fault that occurred early on Saturday near Jeddah Saudi Arabia, PTCL had taken necessary measures by arranging additional bandwidth through its other cable systems and global cable business partners to minimize the impact on customers.

According to Mr Janjua, Pakistan suffered more as two other submarine cables - SEA-ME-WE 4 and Transworld - are still being fixed after they were damaged in July.

He also mentioned that PTCL has already invested in 4 global cable systems (SMW-3, SMW-4, IMEWE and AAE-1). Six cables are good enough for Pakistan.

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