The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced that internet service providers are adding additional bandwidth as an alternative arrangement for internet issues being faced by users across the country.
Internet connectivity was disrupted due to a fault in an international submarine cable.
The telecom authority said Trans World Associates (TWA) had communicated to them that there was a service degradation in the international connectivity towards Europe on the SMW5 cable system due to a subsea fault near Abu Talat, Egypt.
“Work is underway to rectify the fault however it may take some time until the fault is removed completely,” said the PTA in a tweet. It assured internet users that it was monitoring the situation and will continue to update internet users in Pakistan.
A day earlier, PTA had informed users about problems that Pakistanis may face in internet connectivity due to the fault.
The telecom regulator did not mention a timeline regarding the restoration of services.