Mobile and internet services are disrupted countrywide amid the power breakdown that occurred on Monday morning.
The prolonged power breakdown has also affected the power supply to the towers of telecom companies, due to which mobile and internet services are being affected.
Towers of several telecom companies have run out of fuel that is used for the backup supply to generate power to run the services.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) updated consumers about the issues.
PTA has directed companies to “inform their respective subscribers accordingly and to make optimal efforts for refuelling of the generators on a maximum number of sites”.
“PTA is working with operators to provide uninterrupted services across the country,” the authority wrote in its tweet.
PTA is working with operators to provide uninterrupted services across the country.
— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) January 23, 2023
Due to ongoing power breakdown in the country, you may face degradation in PTCL services. Once the power is restored, you will be able to enjoy uninterrupted PTCL services again.
— PTCL (@PTCLOfficial) January 23, 2023
NetBlocks — a global internet monitor, also confirmed that their network data showed a significant decline in internet access in Pakistan amid the power outage across the country.
ℹ️ Update: Regional metrics show telecommunications in most regions of #Pakistan have been impacted by the nation-scale power outage, with authorities reportedly working to repair the breakdown — the second in a year trigged by fluctuations in the energy grid ⚡📉 pic.twitter.com/uB0hgBQqtb
— NetBlocks (@netblocks) January 23, 2023