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Pakistan’s internet bandwidth bumps up by 24 Tbps

ISLAMABAD: South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE-5) today announced the completion of laying its 20,000 km long under-sea submarine cable system that will connect to Pakistan through a TWA landing station Karachi.
Transworld Relationship (TWA) will control and keep maintaining SEA-ME-WE-5 in Pakistan, which is the joint job of other leading telecom providers from 16 different countries.

The bandwidth of the wire is 24tbps (terabyte per second) which can be an addition to Pakistan’s total internet capacity of 7tbps, that amounts up to around 31tbps.

SEA-ME-WE-5 is a 20,000 kilometres optical fibre submarine communication cable connection system that attaches Singapore to European countries (Italy and France) and through Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Yemen, Kingdom and djibouti of Saudi Arabia.

The end-users will not get the revise in the internet quickness right away, however the internet companies (ISPs), and telecom operator must choose the wider pipes of internet bandwidth that will improve the users’ speed.

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TW1 with design capacity of just one 1.28Tbps
Sea-Me-We-3 with 480 Gbps capacity with two fibre pairs
Sea-Me-We-4 with design capacity of just one 1.28Tbps
I-ME-WEwith design capacity of 3.86Tbps
Sea-Me-We-5 with design capacity of 24Tbps