By Pro Pakistani

Trans World Associates announced today that it has joined a consortium of leading telecom companies to build and operate the SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable network.

The Pakistan landing of SEA-ME-WE 5 will be owned and operated by TWA, its second international submarine cable landing in Pakistan. Currently Trans World Associates operates and owns TW1, that connects Pakistan with UAE and Oman.

The new 100G SEA-ME-WE 5 will deliver ultra-broadband capacity and faster access to consumers and businesses.

Its ultimate design capacity of 24 Terabit per second (Tbit/s) — almost six times of Pakistan’s current capacity — will be used to serve the countries along its route.

The 20,000Km long cable system will connect Singapore to Europe (Italy and France) and traverse Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Yemen, Djibouti and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The segments from France to Sri Lanka will be supplied by Alcatel-Lucent, while the Sri Lanka to Singapore segments will be supplied by NEC.

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