PTCL down again!!

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PTCL down again!!

Postby zaeemarshad » Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:13 am

So PTCL goes down again. Both ITI and Flag links in RWP and KHI have been down for over 2 hours. Now this is s*** service. Enough to screw all of the data service providers. Damn those idiots!!

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Re: PTCL down again!!

Postby LinuxFreaK » Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:23 am

Dear zaeemarshad,
Salam,

zaeemarshad wrote:So PTCL goes down again. Both ITI and Flag links in RWP and KHI have been down for over 2 hours. Now this is s*** service. Enough to screw all of the data service providers. Damn those idiots!!


Fiber Cable Cut Down Again :(

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Postby jess » Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:54 am

it is a private enterprise now! the idiots at the top have privatized it. brace for more.
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Postby fawad » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:30 am

I really doubt the private owners could be nearly as screwy as the government.

Out of curiosity, is there a reason why PK doesn't have multiple connections to the inet?
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Postby LinuxFreaK » Wed Jun 29, 2005 3:52 am

The fault occurred late on Monday and systems are still down. One internet official said it could take two weeks to repair.

The fault has been traced to a point in the Arabian Sea 35km (21 miles) south of Karachi and technicians from Dubai are travelling to make repairs.

Shahid Ahmed, chief engineer of Pakistan Telecommunication (PTCL), which operates the link, said of the repair work: "This is a highly sophisticated operation and only specialised companies can undertake such a delicate task under the sea.

"Pakistan has no such ability."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4630457.stm

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) -- An undersea cable carrying data between Pakistan and the outside world has developed a serious fault, virtually crippling data feeds, including the Internet, telecommunications officials said.

The system crashed late on Monday and was still down on Tuesday evening. Many offices across the country ground to a halt as people realized it was not one of Pakistan's regular, but usually brief, technical hitches.

"It's a worst-case scenario. We are literally blank," said a senior foreign banker who declined to be identified.

An official at the Karachi stock exchange said Pakistan's main bourse was unaffected as it had its own internal trading system.


http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/0 ... index.html
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Postby n3m3sis » Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:57 am

PTCL was f**king with me even before their link went down.

I had some problem that the connection was not disconnecting but I was recieving no bits at all. and due to this my p2p activities have been hurt badly!!!

It's been 9 years since they have internet here, but STILL they dont have any 'proper' and decent 56kps connection!!
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Postby umarfida » Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:38 pm

Salam,

Still no sign of luck :( :cry:

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