Fault in submarine cable affects PTCL broadband users across country

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According the pakistan news resources: Broadband services of Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) which serves 80 per cent of the broadband users in Pakistan are affected as there is a major breakdown in the India-Middle East-Western Europe (IMEWE) submarine cable, which has impacted the whole region of South Asia.

As per details, The IMEWE is an ultra-high capacity fiber optic cable system which links India and Europe via Middle East. Their three fiber pair system with total length of approximately 12,091 kilometres has nine terminal stations of nine telecom carriers from eight countries, including Pakistan.

According to the PTCL Corporate Communication General Manager Imran Janjua, maintenance activity by the IMEWE consortium on the undersea cable is currently in progress.

“The PTCL has ensured adequate bandwidth so its customers are not affected due to this disruption,” he said, adding that repair vessel had arrived and repair work was being done, which will take a week to be completed. On the other hand, the PTCL customers have been complaining about the slow browsing

I am on Worldcall and its working fine so I am happy :)