Fiber Outage


There have been a fiber cut in the city which took the internet away from all starting from 2 PM till 4 PM today. According to PTCL resources, there were two fiber cut :

– Lahore – Karachi
– Lahore – Multan

Services has been fully restored at 4 PM. As we all know out internet goes via Karachi (via Submarine cables), so this outage paralyzed the technology activities in the country for all service providers. Inter-City connections were working fine (via which i was able to connect to Lahore office and route my internet via Satellite :P).

17 Comments so far

  1. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 10:26 pm

    Yes, net was down. Okk, so this was the reason. But cant we have our own sattelites, its so annoying when nothing works?

  2. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 10:31 pm

    yup its so annoying at times, technically you can restore service via Satellite but you cannot have a full-duplex satellite (means both up and down) in PK until approved by Pakistani Govt. which is mostly used by Govt. Dept. and Security services.

    So in words, you cannot have satellite at home or general office (like ISP etc..) :) – we have to live with the monopoly of PTCL & Govt.

  3. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 11:06 pm

    Oh, i never liked PTCL for this kinda monopoly :~

  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 12:41 am

    Illegal waloon ko bhi pakar laitay hain :(( , kitnay pay chortay hon gain :D???

  5. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 12:47 am

    oh why do you wanna do that :P , basically the frequency spectrum is protected by ARMY signals core & PTA. Illegal & unlicensed use can disturb the security services communication use by ARMY or other organizations. So illegal users of frequency spectrum are oftenly picked up by intelligence agencies and i am sure you don’t wanna end up like that :)

    From cost perspective, 1 E1 (on Fiber) = 1200$ and on satellite 1 E1 (Full Duplex) = 10,000$ (this does not include the transponder & ODU/Dish etc…cost). From an E1 i mean 2Mbps.

    lol, its just the way it is :P bit complex and need some IT background.

  6. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 1:06 am

    Hmmm..okkkk..thats why “those ppl” get caughttt :D. I know a bit of IT, it helped me, thanx.

    Nahi, i better then think about some kunda stuff :D …its really annoying to get bad internet and no other way OUT.

  7. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 1:21 am

    PS … no you cannot unless you’ve relations with NASA ;-)

  8. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 11:53 am

    lol … yeah

  9. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 1:14 pm

    U mean that NASA? koi idher local nasa masa nai ai???? :(

  10. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 8:13 pm

    I’m working on it; launching a satellite of my own.

    *na’ray bazi*

    Khalai Sayyara Urranay mein,
    Kaptaan ka Saath Do!

  11. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 2:21 pm

    Hasan, REALLY? :)

    Sada cuptaan , aaa-way e aaa-way :p

  12. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 3:17 pm


  13. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 9:24 pm

    Hum say Bandwith, mila kay dekho,
    Yeh Link bhi laga ke dekho,

    Wol, Cyber mein kya rakha hai,
    Kaptaan ka DSL azmaa kay dekho,

    ho ho

    Hum say Bandwith, mila kay dekho,
    Yeh Link bhi laga ke dekho!

  14. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 1:33 am

    hey hey hey; in bandwitdh there is no comparison with me :P ask me about an STM1 ? :P

  15. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 2:08 am

    hassan … mujhay zaroor “duayon” may yaad rakhan :P

  16. Opee (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 2:42 am

    Ji Ji Bilkul Bilkul, Aap nai Adnan Siddiqui sai Panga Lay Liya hai. My prayers to u too AFP :)

  17. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 12:02 am

    oh what have you done Apple :O tellme if you need any support for fighting :P i’ve seen his conversations with Urooj and they are hell of a fights :P

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