Internet services have come to a standstill due to a malfunction in one of the international submarine cables in Pakistan. The fault occurred near Abu Talat in Egypt.
Internet services in Pakistan have been disrupted, due to which the users are facing a lot of problems in the country. In fact, one of the six international submarine cables of the neighboring country malfunctioned. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) confirmed that users are experiencing a decline in Internet services due to a malfunction in an international submarine cable system near Abu Talat in Egypt.
The malfunction in the cable system came to SMW-5. It is operated by Trans World Associates (TWA). TWA has spoken of declining international connectivity service towards Europe. Also said that repair work is going on in Egypt through international counterparts. A senior official of Trans World Associates said, work is being done to correct the malfunction. Internet service providers (ISPs) are currently being transferred to additional capacity created by the company.
Internet speed has reduced
Actually, TWA and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) are the two license holders for the international landing stations of submarine cables. The TWA system caters about 40 percent of Internet traffic in Pakistan. The company official admitted that by late night users will have to face the problem of internet speed. However, the company is transferring the Internet load to other systems as soon as possible, so that the speed can be improved. Significantly, people are not able to open websites and social sites. Due to this people have to face a lot of trouble.
Transfer is being done in line coming from Singapore
This defect occurred in the cable system coming from France. The TWA official said that work is on to transfer the ISPs load to other submarine systems coming from Singapore. Most of the internet service in Pakistan has been caused by the malfunctioning of the cable built under the sea. Internet services are always interrupted because of international internet cable faults in Pakistan.