Pakistan’s internet capacity is all set to be increased by 96 terabits per second with the country’s first carrier-neutral, open-access submarine cable system, reports Dawn News.
An agreement has been signed between Cybernet Pakistan and Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) Cable International Network Company Ltd for the project.
For those who are unaware, Cybernet is building Pakistan’s first carrier-neutral cable landing station for PEACE cable by March 2020 in Karachi.
The project would allow carriers to extend gigabit speeds and will fulfill the exponential growth in bandwidth demand from mobile and fixed broadband users in Pakistan.
A statement in the Press release stated:
“The system design will adopt the latest 200G technology and WSS technology, which provides the capability to transmit over 16 terabits per fiber pair, servicing growing regional capacity needs”
Cybernet Pakistan CEO Danish Lakhani stated in a ceremony:
“the cable will cut down transit time between Pakistan and France to under 90 milliseconds — dramatically improving the response time of internet-based applications and the experience of our users”
Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) is 12,000 km long, privately owned cable system that provides an open, flexible and carrier-neutral services for its customers.
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