Internet users in Pakistan reported slow internet speed on Monday. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has clarified why.

“A submarine cable fault was reported yesterday near Fujairah, UAE due to which some users may have faced degradation in services. The faulty cable segment has been repaired & work is underway to make the services fully functional,” the authority wrote in a tweet.

PTA said that it is monitoring the situation.


Earlier, on October 4, thousands of users were unable to access WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook due to a technical problem related to Facebook’s DNS records, which generated at least six hours of outages.