Internet Connectivity to Slow Down on Thursday in Pakistan
According to well-informed sources, a power reconfiguration activity on a portion of international undersea cable, SMW4, will take place on April 21, 2022, from 02:00 AM to 07:00 AM.
Some internet users may notice a reduction in speed as a result of this. To meet capacity requirements and return to full functionality as quickly as possible, alternative measures to provide users with uninterrupted internet services will be taken.
The South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4, SMW4) undersea cable connects Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria, and France across a distance of roughly 18,800 kilometres.
The SMW4 cable system comprises of two fibre pairs with a design capacity of 1.28 terabits per second, which was expanded to 4.6 terabits per second in 2015.