Islamabad, September 2016 – Transworld Associates Private Limited (TWA) is the exclusive participant from Pakistan in the SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium. We announce that TWA has now completed the deployment of SEA-ME-WE 5 at its landing station in Karachi. As the information super highway the SEA-ME-WE 5 will help meet Pakistan’s high speed connectivity demands based on its rapidly expanding IT presence globally.
This new 20,000 km long fiber optic cable will strengthen connecting the Asia to Europe route by providing additional capacity while ensuring protection of both voice and data traffic. SEA-ME-WE 5 will connect Pakistan to 16 countries: Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, France, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Qatar, Republic of Djibouti, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Yemen.
The state of the art SEA-ME-WE 5 will introduce the ground-breaking concept of end to end connection to open and neutral Points of Presence (PoP’s) both in Europe and Asia. With 24Tbps of capacity SEA-ME-WE 5 will become the intercontinental super highway releasing the pressure on the already highly utilized cables between Europe and Asia.
Mr. Kamran Malik President Transworld said “With SEA-ME-WE 5, TWA is positioned to play an even more significant role in the future to service the growing bandwidth requirements of Pakistan. As Transworld, we are excited to be a part of this international consortium comprising of leading telecom operators. The SEA-ME-WE 5 will have both short as well as long term benefits. Firstly, it will improve TWA reach in the regions we operate in. Secondly, we will be able to deliver resilient and redundant network solutions with advantages such as flexibility and reliability for our customers. Thirdly, the system will offer a much improved quality of service experience for our customers with lowest latency connectivity solutions.”
Transworld already operates the TW1 undersea cable and is the only private operator in Pakistan. TWA continues its investments with the vision of building Pakistan’s digital future on fiber networks and playing a leading role in connecting Pakistan to the world. With the launch of 3G/4G in Pakistan an exponential rise in data traffic has been witnessed and this trend is seen to continue. Internet growth continues to rise as well. SEA-ME-WE 5 will be a major connectivity route and will help in Pakistan’s economic development.
About Transworld Associates (Private) Limited
Transworld is a joint venture of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E, Orastar and His Excellency Dr Omar Abdul Mone’m Yousuf Al Zawawi of Sultanate of Oman. TW has built its reputation providing reliable backhaul connectivity services to Pakistan’s leading ISPs and telecom operators. In the few years of its operation, Transworld has quickly become the favored choice of every major Broadband ISP, licensed voice operator and large corporations requiring Tier 1 bandwidth to connect to the global community. It is a vital artery for voice and data communication in and out of the country and one of the major Internet routes for Pakistan. Transworld commenced operations in 2006 and is the only operator in Pakistan which owns its submarine cable system TW1 and has capacities on other regional cables both on eastern and western sides for route diversity and resilience. The company has peering in Middle East, Europe, US and Far East with Tier-1 operators to provide lowest latency connections for Internet and data traffic. By virtue of its state of the art network, own private cable, international peering with Tier1 operators and strong local presence, Transworld gives unmatched SLAs to its local and international customers.
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