Trans World Associates (Pvt) Ltd announced on Wednesday that it has joined a consortium of leading telecom companies to build and operate the SEAMEWE 5 submarine cable network. The Pakistan landing of SEAMEWE 5 will be owned by TWA. The consortium agreement was signed in December, 2014 in Singapore.
The new 100G SEAMEWE 5 will deliver ultrabroadband capacity and faster access to consumers and businesses. Its ultimate design capacity of 24 Terabit per second (Tbit/s) will be used to serve the countries along its route. The 20,000km long cable system will connect Singapore to Europe (Italy and France) and traverse Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Yemen, Djibouti and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Kamran Malik (President TWA) said that “As part of the SEAMEWE5 consortium, TWA’s dream to bring the second submarine cable landing to Pakistan, as a private operator, is now a reality. We will be able to deliver resilient and redundant network solutions with several advantages such as flexibility and reliability for our customers. The system will offer an increased service experience and as TWA we are excited to be part of the SEAME WE5 consortium.”
Malik also appreciated the clear cut programmes and policies being devised by the government to encourage investment in the ICT sector. “This SMW5 investment by TWA is a result of positive and goal oriented policies which will enhance socioeconomic development and spur the economic growth via a more connected Pakistan.” He added that TWA will continue to play a significant role in connecting businesses and people around the world. SEAMEWE 5 will be ready for service by mid of 2016.