Internet service in Pakistan affected by fault in undersea cable

Internet service in Pakistan affected by fault in undersea cable

Posted on Nov 30, 2022

According to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), there have been two reported cuts in the Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 cable, which runs from Pakistan to Singapore and France. This has disrupted internet access throughout the country.

The PTA announced the news on Twitter, saying that the faulty section of cable is located between the Egyptian cities of Abu Talib and Zafarana.

According to the announcement, efforts are being made to resolve the issue, and backup plan have been put in place to ensure customers have continuous access to the internet.

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), on the other hand, has reported that some users may experience mild disruptions in service due to an ongoing issue with the internet in the country.

According to the announcement, PTCL is teaming up with the International Submarine Consortium to get the internet back up and running as quickly as possible.

It was also mentioned that the corporation has enough backup cable service to meet customer demands.

It's worth noting that in 2016, the 20,000-kilometer SIM-V-5 submarine cable system was unveiled, connecting the French city of Marseille with Singapore.

Telecommunications Company Limited and Transworld Associates each own two undersea internet cable systems between Pakistan, and a new cable system controlled by a Chinese company just went up recently, making a total of seven submarine internet cable systems connecting Pakistan. Among these, there are four that are operating out of Pakistan at the present time.

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