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The submarine cable SEMEWE4 cable – linking majority of internet and telephone traffic in Pakistan – has been cut near Alexandria, causing serious sluggishness for internet browsing in Pakistan.
Various ISP’s confirmed that cable cut has been reported and that internet speeds are impacted, throughout the country.
Sources confirmed that SEAMEWE4 cable was cut at 12:04 PM (PK Time), causing degraded internet services. Many websites are not even accessable, or opening very slow.
ISP’s say that no estimated time for resolution has been communicated by the SEMEWE4.
Reportedly SMW4 was cut last month too, but it got restored the same day.
The SMW4 cable, also known as SEA-ME-WE 4 or South East Asia – Middle East-Western Europe 4 cable network, connects 12 countries: Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, Siri Lanka, UAE, KSA, Egypt, Italy and France.