Tuesday Aug 23 2022
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Internet service restored in major cities

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An internet router. — Unsplash
An internet router. — Unsplash

  • Technical glitch occurs in PTCL network.
  • Internet restored after 30 minutes.
  • This is second incident in one week.

Internet services have been restored across major cities in the country after an interruption of 30 minutes in the country, according to a Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) spokesperson.

The internet users faced difficulties as the data service remained affected for 30 minutes — the second such incident within a week.

Internet service experienced a slowdown in several important cities, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Faisalabad.

According to sources, a technical glitch in the PTCL network affected the service.

According to a PTCL spokesperson, a PTCL's fibre cable was damaged on several points, causing degradation of internet service.

The PTCL service remained affected in the northern and central regions, according to the spokesperson.

The PTCL teams, however, restored the service after half an hour of disruption, the spokesperson added.

Later, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued a statement and said that the issue was resolved within an hour.

On August 19, the internet service saw trouble owing to a technical fault in the PTCL's transmission system.