A telecommunications company Omantel and Multinet Pakistan, lately announced that they are working on a 20 Tbps submarine cable network for linking Pakistan with Oman. At first the network will be joining Karachi with Barka. The cable network has been titled Silk Route Gateway 1 (SRG1).
Pakistan to Get a 20Tbps Submarine Cable Network Soon
The sub-aquatic cable system is intended to be more than 900 kilometers extensive with a dual-fiber system, each with a capability of 10 Tbps.
The project has a financial plan of $24 million and is anticipated to be finished within one and a half year, according to Multinet Pakistan. Multinet and Omantel, jointly, have signed Xtera, a Turk company, for the progress and conservation of the submarine cable network.
After the completion of this project, Pakistan will get almost 200 Gbps of extra bandwidth. This bandwidth capability may even be augmented to 20 Tbps as the cable network improves in the future. This joint step by Multinet and Omantel is estimated to lessen the cartel of PTCL and TW1 in worldwide bandwidth in Pakistan.
At present, TW1 has a bandwidth capacity of 1.28 Tbps whereas Pakistan’s other international associates such as Sea-Me-We and I-ME-WE also have their very own cable networks with a capacity of 1.28 Tbps and 3.86 Tbps individually.
It is also hoped that this step will moderate internet bandwidth expenses in Pakistan for telecom companies and internet service suppliers by more than 60% with the bandwidth rate anticipated to drop from $3000 to $1200 per STM1.