Internet services restored after 36 hrs

Posted August 08, 2017

According to an official of the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), internet services have been restored across the country after the worldwide company dealing with the undersea cable fixed the fault.

PTCL General Manager Imran Janjua told Geo News that internet services had begun to be restored countrywide today, after a major outage in the global submarine cable system IMV led to disruption in internet services over the weekend. "Experts initially thought the cut was under the sea but after a bit of research, they figured out that the cable that was cut is on land".

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

Due to error in the worldwide cable system near Jeddah, going from India to France, internet service across country has become disrupted.

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"Outage in global submarine cable systems providing internet bandwidth to Pakistan, IMEWE".

He said that PTCL had invested in four worldwide cable systems (SMW-3, SMW-4, IMEWE and AAE-1). "We made alternate arrangements later and everything is back on track", said PIA Spokesperson Mashood Tajwar, adding that PIA's reservation systems were functioning normally and flights were back on schedule on Sunday.

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A fault in the submarine cable caused consumers and businesses across Pakistan to experience major internet disruptions, with many customers complaining of slow browsing speeds. Another global cable system SEA-ME-WE 4 is already under fix by the worldwide consortium.