Pakistan Increases Bandwidth Capacity 4X with New 24Tbps Undersea Cable


SEA-ME-WE-5 has completed the 20,000 km long under sea submarine cable, which is spread in order to connect Pakistan through the TWA landing station situated in Karachi. TWA will manage and maintain the company, SEA-ME-WE-5 in Pakistan and it is part of the consortium with other leading telecom operators from other 16 countries. Now 24 tbps of additional internet bandwidth will be made available in Pakistan.

The company, SEA-ME-WE-5 is 20,000 km long cable system, which connects Singapore to Europe like Italy and France and other countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Oman, Pakistan, Yemen, UAE, Djibouti and KSA.

The end users keep in mind that they should not get the immediate increase in speeds but the internet operators like telecom and ISPs will get the opportunity to buy the wider pipes of internet bandwidth, which will surely benefit the end users. The total internet capacity of Pakistan was less than 7 tbps before today and with the provision of live going to SEA-ME-WE-5, the new internet bandwidth capacity of Pakistan now hovers to 31 tbps.

The international links and bandwidth capacity of Pakistan is including with:

  • TW1 with design capacity of 1.28Tbps
  • Sea-Me-We-3 with 480 Gbps capacity with two fiber pairs
  • Sea-Me-We-4 with design capacity of 1.28Tbps
  • I-ME-WE with design capacity of 3.86Tbps
  • Sea-Me-We-5 with design capacity of 24Tbps

Soon to be Completed:

  • Pakistan-China Fiber Optic Back-Haul

There are some other international links with landing points in Pakistan are under construction:

  • AAE-1 with design capacity of 40 Tbps
  • Silk Road Gateway-1 (With landing points in Karachi and Gwadar)



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