Internet services in Pakistan are currently deteriorating as an important submarine cable connecting Pakistan to the outside world is offline.
According to details shared with ProPakistani, the SEA-ME-WE-5 went offline earlier today due to a flaw that was developed near Cairo, Egypt.
Not to mention that SEA-ME-WE-5 carries much of Pakistan’s Internet traffic. It has a design capacity of 24 Tbps, which basically meets almost half of Pakistan’s international bandwidth needs.
Internet companies are in the process of communicating to customers about service problems, as the submarine cable has gone offline.
There is no ETA available on when the submarine cable can be connected and working again, but from sources we can confirm that the rectification process can take up to 15 days.
This is a second submarine cable that failed in a week when the IMEWE was disconnected a few days ago.
This requires more submarine cables for the country in order to add redundancy to the growing needs of Pakistan’s dynamic internet market.