PTCL Internet Services are Now Fully Restored in Pakistan

Pakistan to suffer slow internet after cable fault

Internet service disrupted countrywide due to error in International Cable System

The Internet services were restored across the country on Sunday after the disruption caused by the fault in the undersea internet cable, a Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) spokesman said.

According to the company, the submarine cable system IMEWE (India-Middle East-Western Europe), which had developed a fault on Saturday morning slowing down Internet speed in Pakistan to half, has been fixed.

According to media reports, due to defective worldwide cable system internet consumers faced huge difficulties while using internet service.

Work is still under way to fix the CMV 4, Janjua said.

PTCL had said earlier the worldwide consortium had identified the fault in IMEWE cable near Saudi Arabia and was now working to resolve the issue.

"Considering the constant requirement of additional bandwidth and to give seamless services to our customers, PTCL is now investing in another cable which will be operational in 2018 and the landing part of that cable will be in Gwadar", he added.

In order to minimize the service impact, PTCL has undertaken necessary measures to arrange additional/alternate bandwidth through its other cable systems and global cable business partners, he further pointed out.

Pakistan Telecommunication System (PTCL) has however, trying to transfer internet service on other channels but they could not succeed till yet.

Flight operations at Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport were restored after the fault was repaired.

Among the cancelled flights were Dubai-bound PA210, Manchester-bound 701, Madina-bound NL705 and Karachi-bound PA201, according to flight inquiry.

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