Floods have caused cable cuts and damage to fiber optic cables in the upper Sindh area. Pakistan is expected to go through more outages over the upcoming days.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) shared a technical report with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom. PTCL says repeated internet outages are mainly caused by flood relief efforts in Sukkur division. Heavy machinery used to clear water in the area damaged fiber-optic cables.
The last few disruptions were caused by multiple cuts in Ghotki, Khairpur, and Sukkur districts. Syed Aminul Haque, the Minister for IT and Telecom said that the situation was serious. PTCL’s network cables have a total capacity of 6.5 terabytes.