The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has stated that ‘alternate arrangements’ to provide uninterrupted internet services to users have been made by relevant service providers, through obtaining additional bandwidth.
Internet services across the country had been experiencing interruptions as a result of ‘a fault in one of the international cables landing in Pakistan.’
In a post on Twitter, PTA revealed that Trans World Associates (TWA) had earlier communicated service degradation in international connectivity towards Europe on the SMW5 cable system due to a subsea fault near Abu Talat, Egypt.
“Work is underway to rectify the fault however it may take some time until the fault is removed completely. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is monitoring the situation and will continue to update on it,” the Telecommunication Authority added.