Pakistan re-connects to internet as submarine cable fault fixed

Pakistan to suffer slow internet after cable fault

Internet service disrupted countrywide due to error in International Cable System

This affected the flight services and other activities in the country.

The disruption was caused due to a fault in the main submarine cable near Jeddah, an official of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said.

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The internet disruption prevented airport officials confirming flight schedules and ticket bookings, as a result of which at least eight flights domestic and worldwide flights were cancelled on Sunday.

According to Mr Janjua, Pakistan suffered more as two other submarine cables - SEA-ME-WE 4 and Transworld - are still being fixed after they were damaged in July.

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"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.

The disruption in the India-Middle East-Western Europe submarine cable prevented airport officials confirming flight schedules and ticket bookings, as a result of which at least eight flights domestic and worldwide flights were cancelled earlier today, Dawn news quoted airport officials as saying. Another global cable system SEA-ME-WE 4 is already under fix by the worldwide consortium. Internet users experienced difficulties in internet browsing speed and some even had no internet services at all owing to the fault in IMEWE.

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Pakistan Telecommunications Limited (PTCL) stated the company has successfully arranged for additional bandwidth through our worldwide cable systems & partners.

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