Internet services disrupted across Pakistan as submarine cables go offline

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Internet services across the country partially crashed on Tuesday evening, due to a fault that developed in international submarine cables that connect Pakistan.

“We regret to inform you that due to international submarine cable fault, internet services are impacted across Pakistan,” said Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) in a post on Twitter.

“Our technical teams are working on fully restoring internet services. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.”

As per reports, the disruption started when two cables went offline.

“IMEWE and SEAMEWE 4, that carry almost 50 per cent of Pakistan’s internet traffic, went offline due to a fault at a location that’s yet not determined,” a local media outlet reported.

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  1. Glad to notice PTCL Tweet for Intl. submarine Cable apology/seek in-convenience caused, thanks for patience to the largest merged Telco., of Pakistan with PTCL Call center IVR claims under sea depths networks, on skies i.e., with the satellites, as the company given as gift by merger with UAE company with the QOS fairly known, visible to the user in Pakistan.
    This is not new as the FTTH network in Karachi lacks for years with Dhobi Gath black cable across the city not replaced with the FTTH to the objectives laid by the UN/SDG in Pakistan particularly in Karachi. PTCL should essentially review policy guidelines for the infrastructure as satellite networks, FTTH to comply with the ITU standards, QOS for Internet and Digitalisation objectives of Pakistan.
    What is next step after tweet as a follow up? Will the company lease satellite network cpacity, and the FTTH network to comply with the G-Pon networks, in Karachi and Pakistan.

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