Published On: Wed, Dec 30th, 2015

Slow Internet Speeds in Pakistan – Submarine Cables Outage



Today is another day when slow Internet Speeds in Pakistan due to a submarine cable outage, according to sources. So if your internet is slow or if you are getting too many timeout messages especially if you are on PTCL then you are not alone.

Reportedly IMEWE submarine cable, that connects Pakistan with rest of the world, is down and its bandwidth is now not available for Pakistani ISPs. According to details, IMEWE  international submarine cable might remain down for another 7 to 15 Days from today.

Just in case if you are wondering, IMEWE  is major submarine cable for Pakistan that transports more than two third of country’s internet bandwidth.

PTCL is major user of IMEWE , which means that if you are on PTCL then it is very likely for you to experience slow browsing, sluggish download speeds and high latencies.

PTCL has said that it is arranging additional bandwidth through other submarine cables to cater for unavailable IMEWE  bandwidth capacity.

Pakistan’s current international links and bandwidth capacity include:

1. TW1 with design capacity of 1.28Tbps

2. Sea-Me-We-3 with 480 Gbps with two fibre pairs

3. Sea-Me-We-4 with design capacity of 1.28Tbps

4. I-ME-WE with Design Capacity of 3.86Tbps

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