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PTA says internet speed back to normal in Pakistan

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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said Thursday that the internet speed in the country is back to normal routine scheduled maintenance activity.

Notifying the slow speed of internet across Pakistan on Tuesday, the PTA had said that a power reconfiguration activity on a section of international submarine cable, SMW4, had to be undertaken during certain hours on Wednesday.

PTA on Tuesday announced that owing to power reconfiguration, internet services throughout Pakistan will be disrupted on April 21.

A power reconfiguration activity on a segment of international undersea cable, SMW4, was carried out from 2 to 7 a.m., according to the PTA. The programme was originally scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m., however it was moved because of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf public rally in Lahore.

The PTA stated that additional steps to providing uninterrupted internet services to consumers would be explored to match bandwidth requirements, despite the fact that certain internet users may experience speed reductions.

Read more: Pakistan to get 100Tbps internet speed through new Submarine Cable SEA-ME-WE 6

The South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4, SMW4) undersea cable connects Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria, and France across a distance of roughly 18,800 kilometres.

The SMW4 cable system comprises of two fibre pairs with a design capacity of 1.28 terabits per second, which was expanded to 4.6 terabits per second in 2015.

It is pertinent to remember that In February, a cable cut in an undersea cable system about 400 kilometres off the coast of Pakistan caused internet outages throughout the country.

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