Internet users in Pakistan have been recently complaining about slow internet and disrupted connectivity. It turns out that this has been caused by a fault in SEAMEWE4, one of Pakistan’s most important submarine cables.
According to sources, the fault occurred near Karachi and is a physical fault. While the exact location of the fault has been identified, rectification procedures are taking longer than expected.
Pakistan Telecommunication Private Limited (PTCL) relies heavily on SEAMEWE4 and sources have confirmed that in order to save users from the inconvenience they are facing, bandwidth is now being shifted to other submarine cables.