#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) announced on Thursday that the consumers may experience slow internet during peak hours due to a fault reported in the international submarine cable.
PTCL stated on its official Twitter account that a submarine cable — SEA-ME-WE 4 — in the Indian Ocean has been affected which might downgrade internet access in Pakistan.
On the other hand, the internet service provider gave assurance that measures are being taken to provide "uninterrupted internet" and to meet capacity requirements "including additional ad hoc bandwidth in the system".
PTCL further claimed that work is being done to resolve the issue at the earliest and that it is monitoring the situation, adding that "the users will be updated".
PTCL faced a similar issue that hindered the speed of the internet for a few days in December last year.
The service provider's statement came hours after a failure in South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) submarine cable, affecting broadband speeds in Pakistan.
SEA-ME-WE 4 is an optical fibre submarine communications cable system that connects telecommunications between Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria, and France.