Pakistan's IMEWE Submarine Cable System Offline
February 12, 2021
IMEWE is reportedly offline and any data transmission on the this international submarine cable that carries major portion of Pakistan’s internet traffic is currently not available for service, we have checked with sources.
Just in case if you are wondering, IMEWE isn’t the only cable that connects Pakistan to outside world, however, it carries major portion of country’s bandwidth. And hence its outage could degrade internet services for the consumers in the country.
It must be mentioned here that ISPs load balance the bandwidth during such outages, however, the overall demand is met with shortage of bandwidth that leaves a negative impact on internet speeds and user experience.
According to sources, who wanted to rumain unnamed, there is currently no deadline or ETA available for the restoration of IMEWE cable.
While it is too early to estimate any timeline, the full restoration could take hours, if not days.