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Internet Speeds Get Back to Normal as Repair of Undersea Cable Gets Completed

IMEWI Internet Speeds Get Back to Normal as Repair of Undersea Cable Gets CompletedIMEWE  Segment 1  repair  has  been  completed after almost one month and cable has been powered  up  for  the  traffic,  said a statement issued today.

Statement said that post repair system performance has been verified and undersea cable is now functioning in full throttle. Repeaters performance and splice loss all are as per the acceptable values.

Reportedly, the shunt fault was located at  116.7 KM from Mumbai link where the cable was observed to be dragged on sea bed by fishing liners.

It maybe recalled that IMEWE got damaged on March 10th, after which PTCL and other Pakistani ISPs had to route traffic to other under-sea cables connected to the country.

During  the  cable  fault  Pakistani Internet Service Providers took  necessary actions to minimize the impact  on  the  services  to  customers in Pakistan, by making alternate arrangement for internet capacity.

This has been made possible because of multiple submarines cable systems facility in Pakistan.

It merits mentioning here that SMW4 – another undersea cable connected to Pakistan – was also damaged during last month, and its repair work is likely to get complete by April 21st, 2013, that is when Internet speeds in Pakistan will be fully restored.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/james.khan.925602 James Khan

    nice to hear

  • http://aaqil.co.uk/ Aaqil Mahmood

    Nothing restored. Faisalabad is still in slow or no speed during day time.

  • http://freeallstuff.com/ asif shahzad

    still having very slow speed only 25-30 kbs on 2mb dsl connection

  • http://www.facebook.com/sonnet.aysh Ayesha Aysh

    hope it will be repaired on April 21st, 2013 .. but now i am just paying a bill without getting service from PTCL last 2 month … Don’t know what will happen ?

    • http://aaqil.co.uk/ Aaqil Mahmood

      Yes, we shouldn’t pay bills for this duration :D

  • Guest147

    still getting 1 to 1.3mb speed on international servers using 4mb connection:(. thanks to PeeTeeCeeL

    • http://aaqil.co.uk/ Aaqil Mahmood

      same here. Getting 10 to 30% speed of total during night time only. Zero browsing speed (unable to open any website) during day time.

      PTCL fibre lines are most effected in Faisalabad city.

      Copper lines have slow browsing but full downloading speed during day and night.

  • http://aaqil.co.uk/ Aaqil Mahmood

    which issue? pls explain if you know anything about it. I have same issue, PTCL said it is not because of undersea cable problem.

    They said they are emailing technical department for the fix.

    Do you have any more info on this?