PTCL Press Release – Submarine cable damage affects internet services in the Region

PTCL Press Release – Submarine cable damage affects internet services in the Region

Karachi (Thursday, March 28, 2013) – One of the international submarine cable (SMW4) has experienced  fault in sea waters  near Alexandria, Egypt . This has impacted internet services in the entire regions of  the Far East, Middle East, Pakistan, India and North Africa.

PTCL Logo - Hello to the FutureThe international consortium of operators in the Region  that manages the submarine cable system is proceeding to deploy repair services to restore services at the earliest.

Meanwhile, PTCL has already undertaken necessary actions to minimize the impact on the services to customers in Pakistan, by making alternate arrangement for internet capacity. This has been made possible because of PTCL multiple submarine cable systems facility in Pakistan.

Customers may experience slow browsing during peak hours and PTCL sincerely regrets this temporary inconvenience caused to valued customers, under the prevalent circumstances.

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  1. When is this going to be fixed? It’s been more then a week since this incident. An update would be appreciated. Thanks.

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