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Fault in international internet cable, PTA makes alternate arrangements

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday said that an international internet cable fault has been reported. However, alternate arrangements to the users have been made, the PTA added.

In a statement it said, in the wake of a fault in one of the international cables landing in Pakistan, alternate arrangements to provide uninterrupted internet services to the users have been made by relevant service providers through obtaining additional bandwidth.

Trans World Associates (TEA) has earlier communicated service degradation on the international connectivity towards Europe on SMW5 cable system due to 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.

PTA is monitoring the situation and will continue to update on it.