KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) suffered a ‘major outage on its network’ Monday resulting in disruption of services in parts of country after a fault in the telecom giant’s fiber optic cables, officials said.
A number of cities in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan suffered from connectivity issues in the wake of the fault in PTCL fiber optic cables.
The subscribers faced difficulties in connecting with the Internet as the optical fiber cable was damaged in Othal, Hub, Khuzdar and Sorab areas of Balochistan. The network was also affected in Karachi’s Gulshan e Hadeed and Nooriabad areas.
The disruption of services resulted in suspension of PTCL and cellular services in Balochistan, while subscribers in other parts experienced partial disruption and delays.
The fault also impacted cellular companies, as their subscribers faced difficulties to connect with the Internet.
Imran Janjua, GM PTCL, said teams have been dispatched to identify the cause of disruption. Other officials also claimed the land-line services were working fine across the country.
Services in Punjab, however, have begun to be restored.