Internet services disrupted in Pakistan as two major submarine cables connecting Pakistan with World went offline

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Internet services disrupted in Pakistan as two major submarine cables connecting Pakistan with World went offline

ISLAMABAD -Internet services disrupted in Pakistan as two major submarine cables connecting Pakistan with World went offline, media report has revealed.

Two major submarine cables that connect Pakistan with the outside world just went offline. As per details available with ProPakistani, IMEWE and SEAMEWE 4, that carry almost 50% of Pakistan’s internet traffic, went offline due to a fault at a location that’s yet not determined.

As a result, Pakistani internet users will continue to face degraded internet speeds until the faults in cable systems are fixed.

ISPs confirmed the outage and said they are in process of shifting the load to other submarine systems, that will balance the load to an extent, however, services may remain degraded until the full restoration of IMEWE and SEAMEWE 4.

No timeframe has been communicated regarding the repair of both impacted submarine cables, sources confirmed ProPakistani.

It may be recalled that Pakistan is connected with the outside world through six submarine cables, a number that’s surpassed by all regional countries. Oman, for instance, a country way smaller than Pakistan, has a lot more submarine cables landing there.