In the wake of devastating floods and torrential rains that wreaked unprecedented havoc across the country PTA and telecom operators’ efforts to restore connectivity has resulted in reduction of non-functional sites count from 3386 (6.55% of the total sites across the country) to 1076 (2.08%).
Efforts are ongoing for complete restoration of all telecom services. Floods and rains have majorly affected and damaged telecom infrastructure in Balochistan, Southern Punjab, Upper Sindh and areas of KPK.
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The challenges included prolonged power breakdowns, continuous heavy rains causing the rain/flood water to enter in to exchange buildings and cuts in Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) due to land sliding.
PTA has been monitoring the situation round the clock and has made all possible efforts so that people can stay connected in these difficult times.