STAFF REPORT: Transworld Associates Private Limited (TWA) completed the deployment of state of the art high speed submarine cable SEA-ME-WE 5 at its landing station in Karachi. The information super highway the SEA-ME-WE 5 will help meet Pakistans high speed connectivity demands based on its rapidly expanding IT presence globally. TWA is the exclusive participant from Pakistan in the SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium.

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 (PoPs) both in Europe and Asia.

Talking about its benefits, Kamran Malik, President Transworld said “With SEA-ME-WE 5, TWA will firstly improve its 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.”

South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) is an optical fibre submarine communications cable system currently under construction that will carry telecommunications between Singapore and France.[3] The cable will be approximately 20,000 kilometres long, and will provide broadband communications with a design capacity of 24 Terabits per second between South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Europe.[4] The cable will connect Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Djibuti, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, Turkey and France via 19 landing points.

Transworld is a joint venture of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E, Orastar and His Excellency Dr Omar Abdul Monem Yousuf Al Zawawi of Sultanate of Oman. Transworld commenced operations in 2006 and is the only privately owned operator in Pakistan which owns its submarine cable systems.

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