IMEWE 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.