Pakistani users will experience slow internet speeds starting on the 21st of April

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Pakistani users will experience slow internet speeds starting on the 21st of April

PTA announced on social media that between 2 and 7 a.m. an electrical power reconfiguration process for a part of the international underwater cable SMW4 which is currently in use, will be performed.

In the coming months, internet people in Pakistan will experience slower internet speeds.

The report also states that alternative options will be considered to offer users uninterrupted internet service to satisfy capacity requirements and return to fully functional as quickly as it is feasible. All over the nation, internet service will be accessible as normal.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has discovered a glitch of SMW4 at the same time for the 2nd time over the past six months after a similar issue which impacted internet speed all over Pakistan during February.

SMW4, also known as South Eastern Asia Middle East West Europe 4, is a submarine cable connecting Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria, and France. It’s approximately 18,800 kilometers long.

The cable system consists of two fiber pairs, each with an initial capacity of 1.28 terabits per second that was increased to 4.6 Terabits per second in the year 2015.

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