Submarine cable damage disrupts internet speed

Submarine cable damage disrupts internet speed

KARACHI: A cable cut in submarine cable system at a distance of almost 400 km off the coast of Pakistan is causing internet disruption across country. The Trans World (TW1) cable system spans 1,300 km connecting Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Oman.

According to a statement issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) internet services could cause disruption across Pakistan due to a cut reported in TW1 submarine cable system.

The PTA statement said, “A cable cut has been reported in Trans World (TW1) submarine cable system at about 6 PM on Monday, this fault has caused an outage of international bandwidth and may result in degradation of internet services for users of Trans world bandwidth.”

It further stated that PTA was arranging ad hoc bandwidth in order to minimise the impact. “The consortium is arranging adhoc bandwidth to minimise the impact. Efforts are going on to ascertain exact location of the fault and expected restoration time,” it added.

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