Published On: Tue, Dec 20th, 2016

Pakistani Internet Bandwidth is going to be four times faster soon


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Pakistani internet bandwidth is going to be capable of four times increase now. Thus, internet and voice data service providers in Pakistan who are using undersea fiber optics can avail this option.

The TWA (Transworld Associates) have enabled a new sub-sea fiber optic cable that has 24 terabits per second (tbps) capacity. It will soon be operational on Thursday as the South-East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe (SEA-ME-WE)-5 cable has been constructed by 16 regional countries. It also includes the TWA from Pakistan. The 20,000-km cable begins from Singapore in South-East Asia and ends in Marseille in Western Europe. The previous cable was 1,254 km long from Karachi to Oman and UAE.

The rights

TWA and PTCL (Pakistan Telecommunication Limited) are the two companies with rights in Pakistan for internet and voice data traffic. The TWA has announced that the new cable is equipped with the latest technology. Its endpoints are carrier-neutral, has open Points-of-Presence (PoPs) and Cable Landing Stations (CLS) too.

The Consortium Management Committee marks it a landmark system upgrade for all worldwide data consumers. They say it is a great digital transformation and innovation that will enhance economic activities through trade. It will also bring about growth across 3 continents. Hence, according to TWA’s marketing manager Bilal Mughal it’s only a few days until increased Pakistani internet bandwidth is enabled.

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