People in several sections of the country experienced poor internet speeds on social media platforms due to a malfunction in underwater cables.
People reported seeing disruptions while using Facebook, WhatsApp, and other websites, which authorities later confirmed.
“There have been some disruptions on both DSL and mobile data, but only for a few minutes,” Tecno Pack Electronics CEO Aamir Allawala told the News agency.
Soban Hanif, a resident of Gadap Town, reported that he had poor internet speed while working.
Two marine cable cuts were recorded earlier in AAE-1 and SEAMEWE-5 near Egypt, according to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
The lines have been fixed, according to the telecom authority, while another cut in IMEWE near Italy is being rectified.
In Pakistan, however, all telecommunications traffic has been reinstated to normal. This was not only a problem in Pakistan but also around the world.
According to NetBlocks, a global internet monitor, internet access was disrupted in a number of nations, with a particularly high impact in portions of Asia and Africa. “The outages were consistent with a disruption in international transits incident ongoing.”
Noman Ahmed CEO, of SI Global Solutions, said, “The cable is approximately 20,000km-long and provides broadband communications with a design capacity of 24 terabits per second between South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, and Europe.”
Multiple subsea cables have been reported as having been cut, according to him, and are currently being repaired. The Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) submarine cable connects Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, and France across a distance of 25,000 kilometers.
A cut has also been detected near Egypt on the SEA-ME-WE 5 cable. The IMEWE cable near Italy was the latest to be damaged.
The IMEWE (India-Middle East-Western Europe) submarine cable system connects India and Europe via the Middle East and is 12,091 kilometers long.
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