Fault in international submarine cable disrupts internet services across Pakistan
A fault in one of the international submarine cables, the SMW5, has been reported, resulting in degraded internet services across the country.
Internet service providers (ISPs) across Pakistan have been notified by Transworld Associates that an outage in one of the international upstream networks has occurred once again.
“Due to the SMW5 international submarine cable fault, we are currently experiencing service degradation in Pakistan. Our partners are working to resolve the issue on priority and are expected to complete work soon. We deeply regret any inconvenience caused,” Transworld said in a message to its partners in Pakistan.
Standard arrangements to provide uninterrupted internet services to the users have been futile so far, with eastbound traffic impacted heavily due to pending issues.
Users are also experiencing a degradation in PTCL’s network due to the added load, which could worsen as the load increases. Customers across Pakistan are expected to face degradation in internet services.
Transworld is yet to issue any updates regarding the time needed to fix the issue.