Slow Internet in Pakistan after another submarine cable damaged

Slow Internet in Pakistan after another submarine cable damaged |

ISLAMABAD – There is no or too slow internet in Pakistan after another submarine cable fault reported on Saturday.

According to’s correspondent from Islamabad, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country confirmed the issue while saying the damage has been reported to the IMEWE submarine cable.

There is no resolution time provided by the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) as a main uplink providers to many ISPs.

According to the PTCL spokesperson, the slow internet problem across the country could be due to the submarine fault.

It is worth mentioning here that a submarine cable SEAMEWE-4 caused internet speed problem back in July, which is still not resolved completely.

Many ISPs informed to Pakistani consumers that this cable system issue might result in degraded customer experience.

General Manager PTCL also issued the statement while saying we are trying to shift internet on another available cable.

According to PTCL, the international consortium managing the submarine cable system has initiated the repair work to restore services at the earliest.

PTCL said that it is fully alert on the situation and necessary action to minimize the service impact has already been undertaken.

Meanwhile, NayaTel, a private ISP headquartered in Islamabad, issued an alert to it’s consumers with following words:

“As per our internet uplink provider, a cable fault in both IMEWE, SEAMEWE submarine cable system has occurred which may cause severe degradation in internet services. No resolution time has been shared till now. We are in constant coordination with our providers to minimize the degradation.”

It is worth mentioning that after the recent fault there are two cables left for the whole connectivity of more than 10 million internet users.

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