Pakistan gets new submarine cable with a minimum design capacity of 40 terabytes per second
Pakistan is now connected with a new submarine cable system with design capacity of at least 40 Terabits per second across 5 fiber pairs as Asia-Africa-Europe-1 announced the commencement of its operations around the region.
Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) is world’s leading submarine of cable bridging over 25,000 KMs and honoured the earliest cable system to connect Hong Kong, Singapore, Middle East with Africa and Europe. Asia-Africa-Europe-1 has a total of 21 international terminal stations of which 19 are now connected.
The Asia-Africa-Europe-1 internet system has launched operations with connecting countries from Europe to the Far East. Being commissioned, the cable now provides the lowest latency express route for internet connecting more than a dozen countries in three continents.
The underwater cable will have a route from Hong Kong and Vietnam in the far east, connecting, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy and all the way to France in Europe.
AAE-1 consortium, that coordinated efforts to complete the project in 10 years, include China Unicom, CIL (HyalRoute), Djibouti Telecom, Etisalat, GT5L, Mobily, Omantel, Ooredoo, OTEG, PCCW, PTCL, Reliance Jio, Retelit, Telecom Egypt, TeleYemen, TOT, Viettel, VNPT and VTC.
The new submarine will immediately increase Pakistan’s international bandwidth pipe multiple-folds and will make country’s international connection more redundant.
In Pakistan, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) will be operate and manage the Asia-Africa-Europe’s Cable. New submarine cable will also help Pakistan meet its bandwidth needs as the internet usage in the country is on the rise.