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The New 24Tbps Undersea Cable Increases the Bandwidth Capacity of Pakistan 4X

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The 20,000 km long submarine cable under the sea also connects to Pakistan through a TWA landing station in the city of Karachi. An additional 24Tbps will be available to Pakistan because of this.

The name of the cable is SEA-ME-WE-5 which is set to connect Singapore with two cities of the Europe including France and Italy. Along with these countries, it crosses around 16 others as well namely Malaysia, Myanmar, Yemen, UAE, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, Pakistan, Djibouti, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The increase in the speed will not be immediate for all the end users. As a matter of fact, the ISPs will have the opportunity to buy better and wider pipelines which will enable the internet service providers to increase the speed and enhance the quality of the internet connection. At the end of the day, it is the user experience which will reach greater heights in Pakistan.

The bandwidth capacity and the international links in Pakistan include:

  • TW1 with design capacity of 1.28Tbps
  • Sea-Me-We-3 with 480Gbps 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 with design capacity of 24Tbps

Future Completions for Pakistan:

  • Pakistan-Chine Fiber Optic Back-Haul

These are the landing points of international links which are under construction in Pakistan:

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

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About Palwasha Qasim

Palwasha Qasim is a graduate of the University of the Punjab in communication studies and an alum of the Global UGRAD Pakistan. She loves to write about technology news.