Some internet users suffered slow internet on Wednesday as a result of allegations of a problem in SMW5, one of the world’s underwater cable. Furthermore, there were a number of issues that stopped users from utilizing specific social networking programs.
According to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), PTCL contacted all of Pakistan’s internet service providers. The internet will be delayed once more due to a disruption in one of the international upstream networks.
Efforts to give continuous internet connectivity to the general public have so far been fruitless, according to the research. Eastbound traffic came from the unsolved, confusing issues.
However, according to the most recent version, upstream deterioration occurred when multiple international cables (MENA, AAE-1, AND SMW5) failed in Egypt’s terrestrial sector.
On the other side, popular social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. They had a brief period of downtime before they recovered. However, people across the country reported different challenges when utilizing these programs. A number of them also talked about the issues they were having.
Furthermore, Meta, the company that owns Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, has yet to issue a remark.
Downdetector is a website that offers users with current information on the status of websites and services. As a result, after gathering data from numerous sources, this platform completes its mission. It also analyses the information that users publish on its website. As a result, the downdetector reported that the three social media networks were unavailable after 5 p.m.
A submarine cable fault
Many users, however, used Twitter to address their main concerns about being able to access the three social media networks. According to certain users, they can now send and receive messages on WhatsApp.
Users initially mentioned this issue two days after Instagram was down globally. Many Instagram users experienced difficulty logging in and efficiently using their accounts. Then, on Twitter, Instagram Comms, the app’s public relations firm, made an allegation. According to the report, there was a bug that was causing problems for customers in numerous locations when they accessed their accounts or saw a momentary shift in the number of followers.
On Monday, the meta-owned firm declared that it was investigating the problem that was preventing thousands of customers from easily using the photo-sharing platform. It went on to state that a number of Instagram users had complained that management had suspended their accounts and demanded an explanation.
However, WhatsApp was also down for two hours last week around the world. According to WaBetaInfo, a website that provides the most recent WhatsApp updates, the program was unavailable due to server issues.