Digital Desk, New Delhi. The Express Tribune reported that a fault in an international submarine cable near Karachi has slowed internet speeds across Pakistan.
However, alternative arrangements have been made by the relevant service providers to provide uninterrupted Internet services to the users by obtaining additional bandwidth and capacity to meet the requirements. This mistake happened on Tuesday. Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) also said in a statement shared on social media that it has arranged alternate channels for bandwidth to compensate for the fault in the international submarine cable.
In the context of the AAE-1 (Asia-Africa-Europe-1) international submarine cable cut, we have provided alternative channels for bandwidth to meet the internet usage requirement in Pakistan. AAE-1 is a 25,000 km long submarine communications cable system from Southeast Asia across Egypt to Europe, covering Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Yemen, Connects Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy and France.
This move has provided better customer experience without any major impact on the services. PTCL also assured that the bandwidth capacity will be further enhanced in the next few days to resolve the issue. The report said that work is being done to rectify the mistake, which may take some time. The PTA said it has directed operators to ensure uninterrupted internet services through alternate routes.