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Fault in internet submarine cable, alternate measures taken for uninterrupted service: PTA

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A network of undersea communication cables. — iStock photo
A community of undersea communication cables. — iStock picture

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Thursday stated a fault has been reported in a global submarine web cable however  alternate measures to offer uninterrupted service to customers have been taken.

Based on the PTA, a fault has been reported within the worldwide submarine cable, SMW4, operated by PTCL (Pakistan Telecommunication Firm Ltd), within the Indian Ocean, as a result of which some web customers could expertise downgraded speeds throughout peak hours.

“Work is underway to fully restore internet services at the earliest. PTA is monitoring the situation and will continue to update on it,”

A fault that affected the web speeds within the nation was final reported in December after which the PTCL began to shift web site visitors to different cables.

PTCL issued an announcement saying that preparations had been made for “alternate bandwidth”.

“In the next few days, additional bandwidth will be added,” the assertion stated.

On this interval, web speeds will likely be “slightly affected”, the assertion warned customers.

South East Asia–Center East–Western Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) is an optical fibre submarine communications cable system that carries telecommunications between Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria and France.



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