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The Internet services were restored across the country on Sunday after the disruption caused by the fault in the undersea internet cable, a Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) spokesman said.

Internet services in Pakistan were disrupted as a result of a fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe submarine cable. The fault had impacted PTCL broadband users, 3G/4G/LTE device, landline and corporate users.

The speed would have gone dead-slow if the PTCL had not connected the country to the world via the latest and the largest submarine cable (AAE1) last month.

According to Mr Janjua, Pakistan suffered more as two other submarine cables - SEA-ME-WE 4 and Transworld - are still being fixed after they were damaged in July. "It has now been repaired and services are back to normal", he added.

The PTCL official, however, could not place an estimate on the resultant economic loss due to impaired internet connectivity.

He explained that this was an global fault as internet services in Pakistan, India and UAE were affected. The problem was escalated owing to lack of backup as the other global cable system, SEA-ME-WE 4 was already under fix by the worldwide consortium which led to the more serious situation.

At least eight domestic and worldwide flights were today cancelled at Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto global Airport due to internet disruption caused by a submarine cable fault.


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