PTCL issues statement after submarine cable fault disrupts internet across Pakistan

06:20 PM | 21 Dec, 2021
PTCL issues statement after submarine cable fault disrupts internet across Pakistan
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LAHORE – A fault in the submarine cable on Tuesday affected the broadband speed in Pakistan.

Reports said that internet users would face problems during peak hours due to the fault South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4).

The SEA-ME-WE 4 provides internet services to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria and France.

The repair work on the undersea cable will be completed in January 2022, the reports added.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) in a statement said that arrangements had been made for "alternate bandwidth".

"In the next few days, additional bandwidth will be added," it added.

In this period, internet services will be "slightly affected", the statement warned users.

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