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SMW4 Cut Causing Internet Disruption in Pakistan

By  | 10, May 2012 | 18 Comments

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4 thumb SMW4 Cut Causing Internet Disruption in PakistanReports suggest that submarine cable SEMEWE4 cable – linking majority of internet and telephony traffic in Pakistan – has been cut near Alexandria, causing serious sluggishness for internet browsing in Pakistan.

Various Internet Service Providers confirmed ProPakistani that cable cut has been reported and that internet speeds are impacted, throughout the country.

Sources confirmed that SEAMEWE4 cable was cut at 12:04 PM (Pakistan time), causing degraded internet services. Many websites aren’t even accessible, or are opening very slow.

ISPs say that no estimated time for the resolution has been communicated by the SEMEWE4.

Reportedly SMW4 was cut last month too, but it got restored the same day.

The SMW4 cable, also known as SEA-ME-WE 4 or South East Asia- Middle East-Western Europe 4 cable network, connects 12 countries: Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy and France.

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  • talha rafiq

    I am also facing the slow browsing issue on my Qubee since today morning

  • Ace

    That’s the same issue always happens to PIE network! Cant we have any reliable alternate?

    Users and web based services have survived.

  • O_o

    Now Its Is fixed

  • http://www.isharearena.com M.Aswad Mehatb

    Now i don’t know it was my Qubee or this cable issue ..:P

  • http://www.ghumfree.pk Buy and Sell In Pakistan

    Yes i did face same issue. Is it fixed now?

  • Yasir

    Cable was fixed at 17:09 PST.

  • Irfan

    My internet speed is fine since this morning. Shouldn’t a cable cut affect everyone?

  • Naveed Hasan

    @yasir please tell the source.

    you tube pause buffering not working please tell the solution if anyone knows.
    thanks

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  • Suhaib Malik

    It is now restored, I received an update email from my service provider that the cable has been restored and now fully operational.

  • Suhaib Malik

    @Naveed, yes it is fixed now.

  • Monster

    Duniya ka wo kon sa wahid shakhs hai jo two Casts rakhta hai ?

    • Anonymous

      Balawal Bhutto Zardari :)

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  • Kamran

    it’s pathetic we dont have a backup

    • http://www,tw1.com Anas Zahid Anis

      Pakistan already have an alternate route. Connecting Pakistan to the rest. :)

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      Orascom Telecom Limited.
      http://www.tw1.com/

  • Wajdaan

    is it fixed or not? i am having issues here. as i run a web hosting business my clients are really trying to piss me off :(

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    Great post. Thanks a lot.