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Undersea cable fault dents Internet services in Pakistan

- March 13, 2013 - Updated 030 PKT - From Web Edition

KARACHI: About 10-20 percent of Internet and other communication services in the country have suffered after a submarine optic-fiber communications cable was reportedly damaged last week, Geo News reported.


According to sources in Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the undersea cable developed a fault on Friday, March 1, 2013.


The world consortium for the submarine Internet cable says their technical team has nailed down the exact location of the fault and repair was in progress.

Reader Comments
@Ali Dada u r right i hope they will soon repair it other wise there will be a great loss for those who business through internet

In times of conflict with India, they will sever the cable. Pakistan defence establishment should have plans in place for this. A few years ago same thing happened and an Indian submarine was seen in the vicinity.

When it will fixed??

Can't they simply have multiple cables to ensure that in event of cable damage, other cables can handle the extra load? Things like these will definitely affect the Information Technology sector of Pakistan.

Ali Dada
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