Monday, December 4, 2023

PTA and Telecom Restoring flood-damaged services

Thanks to the work of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and telecom operators. The number of non-working sites has dropped from 3,386 (6.55 percent of all sites) to 1,076. (2.08 percent). The flooding and heavy rains that hit the country damaged the sites.

The telecom and PTA regulator put out a statement saying that they are working to get all services back online as soon as possible. Flooding and rain it has damaged or destroyed parts of Balochistan, Southern Punjab, Upper Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s telecom infrastructure.

According to the statement, this is still a problem because of things like long power outages. Constant heavy rains cause flood water to get into exchange facilities, and landslides that cut optical fiber cables.

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A statement also said that PTA is always keeping a close eye on the situation and doing everything it can to keep people in the loop during the crisis.

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