Submarine cable fault affects PTCL broadband service


STAFF REPORT KHI: Broadband services of Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) have been affected as there is a major breakdown in the India-Middle East-Western Europe (IMEWE) submarine cable, which has impacted the whole region of South Asia.


The IMEWE is an ultra-high capacity fibre optic cable system which links India and Europe via Middle East. Their three fibre pair system with total length of approximately 12,091 kilometres has nine terminal stations of nine telecom carriers from eight countries including Pakistan.


The cable fault has occurred somewhere between UAE and Karachi. The highest number of broadband users affected by this submarine cable fault belongs to the PTCL.

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