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PTCL Internet Services are fully restored in Pakistan

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Nayatel, fiber to home broadband service with current operations in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, is expected to launch the service for the residents of Faisalabad, reports ProPakistani. The report further claims that the service will be officially launched on 15th of November 2016. Nayatel is Pakistani premiere Triple Play (Internet, Cable TV, Telephone) service provider bringing fiber straight to the premises of more than 30,000 homes and offices . The following areas and colonies are expected to be covered. * Kahuranwala till Shahkot on Lahore-Shiekhpura FSD Road. * Kahuranwala till Gourmet Factory on Jaranwala Road. * Gatwala Chowk till Nishat Abad Bridge on Lahore-Shiekhpura FSD Road. * Gatwala Chowk till Kashmir Bridge on Canal Road * Kashmir Road , Bibi Jan Road and 208-Chak Raod * Alfateh Garden * Alhamra Town * Faisal Garden * Forest Colony * Canal Garden * Green Village * Amir Town * Canal Park * VIP Canal Park * Heaven Habitat * Maryam Villas * Qamar Garden * Makkah Garden * Al-Qadir Garden * Raza Garden * Abdullah Garden * Naveed Garden * Raza Town * New Green Town * Faisal Town * Officers Colony No 2 With the recent expansion in Faisalabad, Nayatel will also work on to spread its wings in other cities of the country specially those surrounding Rawalpindi, Islamabad and now Faisalabad.

The current weekend turned out to be a bit long for Pakistani netizens as the PTCL internet services were disrupted in the country owing to a fault in submarine cable IMEWE (India-Middle East-Western Europe).

For the past 36 hours, Pakistan’s internet bandwidth was reduced to half making internet browsing close to impossible. The situation brought back memories of 90’s when loading a page took minutes and downloading a software from internet required hours. The fault had impact PTCL broadband users, 3G/4G/LTE device, landline and corporate users.

PTCL was quick to respond to the issue and the service is now restored within 36 hrs, a time period, PTCL claims as record breaking.

The problem was escalated owing to lack of backup. As the other international cable system, SEA-ME-WE 4 is already under repair by the international consortium which led to the more serious situation.

Now since the service is restored, PTCL is asking users to restart their routers in order to access services without any disruption.

On the other hands, telecom operators took to social media to take a jibe at PTCL and capitalize on the situation for access to 3G/4G services without disruption. Netizens took to Facebook and Twitter to blast out their frustrations on the situation. Ironically, PTCL had recently entered into an exchange on Twitter claiming that PTCL is the oldest internet service provider in Pakistan and other internet service providers wouldn’t be ‘able to chase’ the business.

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