Islamabad, April 09, 2013 (PPI-OT): IMEWE Seg-1 repair has been completed and cable has been powered up for the traffic, as reported by IMEWE, post repair system performance has been verified. Repeaters performance and splice loss all are as per the acceptable values. Reportedly, the shunt fault was located at 116.7 KP from Mumbai BU where the cable was observed to be dragged on sea bed by fishing liners.
During the cable fault PTCL took necessary actions to minimize the impact on the services to customers in Pakistan, by making alternate arrangement for internet capacity. This has been made possible because of multiple submarines cable systems facility in Pakistan.
For more information, contact:
Khurram A. Mehran
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)
Tel: +9251 922 5346
Fax: +9251 287 8133