IMEWE submarine cable is down and this has stopped a huge portion of Pakistan’s data transmission, according to reports.
Although IMEWE is not the only submarine cable connecting Pakistan to the world but a major section of Pakistan’s internet traffic has been affected by it going offline. It was responsible for carrying a key section of bandwidth.
The outage of the IMEWE submarine cable can cause the degradation of internet service in Pakistan. As in the cases of such incidents, ISPs come in to balance the shortcoming, however, as the demand is higher so it negatively affects the internet service by reducing the speed.
Pakistan has different cables that connect it to the world but IMEWE-3 is the one with the most pressure of traffic, almost 20% of its bandwidth.