Internet Speeds in Pakistan Degrade Due to Fault in Submarine Cable – Broken Submarine Fibre Optics Cable

If your internet is sluggish tonight and download speeds or browsing experience is negatively impacted then its not only you.

Pakistan is currently undergoing degraded internet speeds due to a submarine cable fault in IMEWE (India-Middle East-Western Europe) cable system, we have checked with sources.

According to early information we have received, a fault in IMEWE cable system surfaced near Jeddah that’s causing the degradation in internet services.

It maybe recalled that IMEWE cable, when fully functional, has the design capacity of transporting 3.

84Tbps of bandwidth.

In Pakistan, PTCL is major consumer of IMEWE cable and all ISPs that depend on PTCL’s back-haul are going to get impacted with this incident.

ETTR (estimate time to resolve) for IMEWE isn’t communicated as of yet.



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