As planned, the power reconfiguration on a portion of international undersea cable, SMW4, was finished at roughly 03:00 AM today (April 21, 2022). This was a maintenance task that was planned on a regular basis. Throughout the country, all internet services are available.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had previously stated that a power reconfiguration work on a part of the international submarine cable SMW4 would take place from 02:00 AM to 07:00 AM on April 21, 2022. Users will have slower internet connections during this time, according to the regulator.
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.
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