LAHORE – Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Tuesday announced that internet users are likely to face downgraded speeds due to a fault reported in the international submarine cable.
In a social media post, PTA said a power reconfiguration activity on a section of international submarine cable, SMW4, will be undertaken from 2-7 am.
It also mentioned that alternate measures to provide uninterrupted internet services to users will be taken to meet capacity requirements and to return to full functionality at the earliest. The availability of internet services will be as usual throughout the country.
⚙️A power reconfiguration activity on a section of international submarine cable, #SMW4, will be undertaken on 21st April 2022 from 02:00 AM to 07:00 AM. This may cause some internet users to experience downgraded speeds during the mentioned time only.
— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) April 19, 2022
This is for the second time that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) reported a fault in SMW4 within six months, as a similar fault was reported that affected the internet speeds across Pakistan back in February.
SMW4, the South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4, is an approximately 18,800 km submarine cable connecting Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria, and France.
The cable system consists of two fiber pairs, with an initial design capacity of 1.28Tbps, upgraded to 4.6Tbps in 2015.
Courtesy: Daily Pakistan