Pakistan is facing slow internet speed after a fault occurred in one of the international submarine cable system providing internet bandwidth to Pakistan.
According to details, a fault occurred in one of the international submarine cable system providing internet bandwidth to Pakistan, IMEWE near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, resulting in slow internet speed on all internet providers in Pakistan. Another international cable system SEA-ME-WE 4 is already under repair by the international consortium.
The Chief Business Development Officer PTCL , Mr Sikandar Naqvi said,
“The international consortium managing the submarine cable system has already started working to resolve the situation as early as possible.
In order to minimize the service impact, PTCL has already undertaken necessary measures to arrange/alternate bandwidth through its other cable systems and international cable business partners. Inconvenience is regretted.”
On the other hand, internet providers also informed their customers about the issue. One of the most well known internet provider in the country, WiTribe informed their users by SMS,
“Dear wi-triber, you might experience slow speed issue today due to a severe bandwidth degradation affecting all the internet services providers in Pakistan!”
On the other hand, what we observed is that the speed on high speed internet such as 4G is less affected by this slow speed issue.