Internet goes down in Pakistan after fault in submarine cable
Sources told that a physical occurred in the cable ‘SEAMEWE4’ off Karachi coast, the location of the fault has been identified; however efforts to fix the fault are taking more than the expected time.
Sources within the PTCL – which relies heavily on the same cable – also confirmed the fault and said that in its wake the bandwidth is being shifted to other cables to avoid any obstruction in country’s demand for connectivity.
@ahmadhaq Our undersea cable connection is down. Bandwidth is being arranged. Some improvement expected in 1-2 hours
— PTCL Cares (@PTCLCares) June 25, 2015
Restoration of bandwidth through the SMW4 Cable could not be achieved due to physical fault in the undersea cable….. Cont’d — PTCL Cares (@PTCLCares) June 25, 2015
One of our Submarine Cables (SMW4) has developed a fault. Location has been identified and team is working on restoring the connectivity.
— PTCL Cares (@PTCLCares) June 24, 2015
It was reported that the fault may take a couple of weeks in getting fully fixed and until then bandwidth reliance on back-up cables will be enhanced.
During this period, internet users may face low download/upload speeds.