The optical fiber grid received more than 120 cuts at various locations during the catastrophic floods in the country. Around 250 bridges have been destroyed due to floods across the country, in most of which the flood water has washed away the optical fibers along with the bridges. Optical fibers received cuts at over 120 locations across Pakistan.
The flooding damaged the north-south and center system of optical fiber. Optical fiber rings connecting different parts of the country were also destroyed. Teams from PTCL, Wateen, and Linked.net worked day and night under the supervision of PTA.
The restoration of optical fiber and communication systems will speed up the ongoing rescue and rehabilitation activities in the affected areas, MoITT has said. Federal Minister Syed Amin Ul Haq has also appreciated the efforts of the telecommunication companies for restoring the communication system in extraordinary circumstances.