Internet users in Pakistan are reporting slow internet speed since yesterday (Monday). As per Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the internet’s speed in Pakistan is affected by 1 terabyte because of a fault in South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) optical fibre submarine cable, reports Geo.

South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) is an optical fibre submarine communications cable system that carries telecommunications between Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria and France.


As per media reports, internet speed during the peak hours is likely to be further affected. The repair work of SEA-ME-WE 4 will be completed in January 2022.