Internet Problems Caused By A Submarine Cable Cut Have Been Resolved – PTCL Internet users in Pakistan continue to be inconvenienced by various issues. Still, fortunately, this particular problem was fixed relatively quickly. An earlier report indicated that a problem with one of the international submarine cables, specifically Submarine Cable AAE-1, was to blame for the sluggishness of internet connections all over the country. The whole of the United States has once again gained access to its internet services. The break in the International Submarine Cable AAE-1 has been repaired, according to a spokesperson for PTCL. The complete range of PTCL services has been brought back online nationwide.
According to a statement released by a spokesperson for PTCL, internet services in Pakistan had been partially impacted, and some customers might have experienced minor service degradation. On Tuesday, internet service was disrupted across Pakistan due to damage to one of two undersea cable links operated by a private telecommunications company. It occurred in a coastal town in Egypt.
Between the cities of Abu Talab and Zafrana in Egypt, there have been reports of dual cuts in the terrestrial segment of South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 5 (SEAMEWE-5). To ensure that users will not experience any disruptions in their ability to connect to the internet, alternative plans and arrangements have been developed and put into place. The issue is currently being addressed to provide a solution,"
The nearly 20,000-kilometer-long SEAMEWE-5 submarine cable system was put into operation in 2016, and it was named after the French city of Marseille, located in Southeast Asia. At the moment, seven different submarine internet cable systems connect to Pakistan. Of these seven, four are managed by Pakistan Telecom-medication Company Limited, Transworld Associates manage two, and the seventh is a new cable system just recently brought online and owned by a Chinese company.
It appeared that internet service providers had very little information about the distortion, which is the message conveyed by one of the private internet service provider companies.
"Due to degradation in our uplink provider, you might be experiencing slow internet or even no internet. Our teams have already begun coordinating their efforts with the relevant stakeholders to find a solution as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience."
A similar situation occurred not too long ago, at the beginning of November, when another submarine cable, SMW5, developed a fault. As a result of the reports of a spot in SMW5, one of the international submarine cables, some internet users were forced to contend with slower internet speeds. In addition, the users could not use particular social media applications due to various issues.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) claims that PTCL informed the various internet service providers (ISPs) in Pakistan. Because there is currently a disruption in one of the international upstream networks, the internet will operate at a reduced speed.
According to the report’s findings, the standard arrangements implemented to make uninterrupted internet service available to the general public have not been successful. The unresolved problems cause the traffic to head in the opposite direction, toward the east.
According to the most recent information, the upstream degradation was caused by the failure of several international cables (MENA, AAE-1, AND SMW5) located in Egypt’s terrestrial segment.
On the other hand, numerous applications for social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. They also could not function properly for a brief time but recovered after some delay. However, users of these applications across the country reported experiencing a wide variety of issues while using them. A few of them even discussed the problems that they were currently dealing with.
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