Broadband connectivity: New fifth undersea fibre optic cable to provide faster access in Pakistan
Transworld Associates (Private) Limited (TWA) has joined a consortium of leading telecom companies to build and operate the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe (SEA-ME-WE)-5 submarine cable network.
TWA will own the Pakistan landing of SEA-ME-WE-5, which will be ready for service by mid-2016, the company said in a statement last week.
Pakistan is connected with the cyber world through four undersea fibre optic cables. These include India-Middle East-Western Europe (I-ME-WE), SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4, which are owned by Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and TWA-1, which is owned by TWA. The new fibre optic will be the fifth undersea cable to connect Pakistan with the rest of the world.
TWA and PTCL act as the internet gateway to Pakistan and provide bandwidth to local internet service providers.
The new submarine cable will deliver ultra-broadband capacity and faster access to consumers and businesses. Its ultimate design capacity of 24 terabit per second will be used to serve the countries along its route, TWA said.
The new cable will come with approximately six times Pakistan’s current capacity. Spread across 20,000 kilometres, the new cable system will connect Singapore to Europe (Italy and France) and traverse Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Yemen, Djibouti and Saudi Arabia, according to TWA. #PASHA #PSEB #PakistanInternetBackBone #SEA-ME-WE-5 #Pakistan