Press Release

[Tianjin, China, April 5, 2015] Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd. (Huawei Marine), a global submarine network provider, today announced that Transworld Associates?TWA?, a Pakistani internet and international connectivity provider, has contracted with Huawei Marine to upgrade its submarine cable system, TW1.

Commissioned in 2006, the 1,300 km TW1 submarine cable system connects Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Oman. The 100G upgrade will combine submarine and terrestrial systems into a unified network by utilizing Huawei’s advanced WDM/OTN product OSN 8800/9800. This will greatly enhance the operational and management capabilities of the TW1 system, while substantially lower operating expenses. Huawei’s OSN 8800/9800 platform and 100G transmission technology will increase the original system design capacity by six times.

“TWA is dedicated to providing high-speed, cost-effective, reliable international bandwidth. The 100G upgrade will increase system capacity to meet the expectations for high-quality international connectivity services for our customers,” said Naveed Malik, Vice President of TWA “The flexible upgrade solution delivered by Huawei Marine will provide options for us to upgrade to 400G or 1 Terabit in the future, which will allow greater flexibility, while enabling us to maintain our quality and reliability commitments to customers.”

“We are honored to deliver TWA a flexible 100G upgrade solution,” said Mike Constable, Chief Executive, Huawei Marine “The deployment of our OSN 8800/9800 product further demonstrates our technical expertise and commitment to deliver innovative optical transmission solutions. The OSN 8000/9800 provides a unified platform for both terrestrial and submarine networks, which simplifies the customer’s network structure, optimizes bandwidth efficiency and provides greater operational flexibility while reducing costs for our customers.”

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About Transworld Associates

Transworld is a joint venture of Orascom Telecom Holding, Saif Group and Omzest Group of Oman and is Pakistan’s premier Internet and international connectivity provider. We have built our 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 that require 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. About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.

Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Bringing together the substantial expertise of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates the state-of-the-art optical transmission technology with 160 years of marine engineering and installation experience and strong commitment to development of submarine cable communication networks throughout the globe. Huawei Marine provides highly reliable, cost-effective turnkey submarine cable system solutions incorporating system design, integration and installation services with an on-going focus and commitment to customer support for network operators.

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