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Internet services remain disrupted for second day

08 August 2017, 12:46 | Marlene Fleming

Cable fault hits internet services in Pakistan

Cable fault hits internet services in Pakistan

Internet services in Pakistan were disrupted as a result of a fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe submarine cable.

Internet services in Pakistan have been restored after being affected for nearly two days due to damage to the underwater submarine cable, said Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited's Imran Janjua on Sunday.

Internet subscribers reportedly faced difficulties after the 13,000km-long IMV cable, extending from India till France, was affected by a technical fault near Jeddah on Saturday.

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

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He said that PTCL had invested in four global cable systems (SMW-3, SMW-4, IMEWE and AAE-1).

PTCL has undertaken measures to arrange additional/alternate bandwidth through other cable systems & worldwide cable business partners.

A fault occurred near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in one of the global submarine cable systems IMEWE early Saturday that providing internet bandwidth to Pakistan.

Flight operations at Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport were restored after the fault was repaired. Now PTCL Internet Services are now Fully Restored in Pakistan. Flights to Medina, Manchester and Karachi have also been cancelled.PI-211, which was scheduled to reach Islamabad from Dubai, was cancelled as well.

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