PTCL to invest in Fourth International Submarine Cable System
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is set to invest in yet another international submarine cable consortium system in collaboration with leading operators in the region.
This cable will be spanning from Far East to Europe with multiple landing points in Middle East. This will be PTCLs’ fourth submarine cable system encompassing a multimillion dollar investment. With this cable, PTCL will be adding terabits of bandwidth in its international capacity, besides building redundancy to its existing international infrastructure on eastern and western side of the Arabian Sea.
This investment marks the vision of the Company to cater for the growing bandwidth demand of both consumer and corporate segments in the Country for Broadband and data services. The new cable link synergizes with PTCL’s three existing cable consortium systems including SMW3, SMW4 and IMEWE which connect Pakistan with rest of the world.
In this regard, a high level PTCL delegation recently attended the Consortium meeting to finalize the details of the upcoming cable system. It is anticipated that the agreement will be signed before the end of this year and the cable will be operational as early as in the last quarter of 2015.
This new cable system is expected to further boost the proliferation of broadband connectivity in Pakistan and meet the capacity needs of future applications spurring the development of information and communications technology in Pakistan.