Trans World Associates (Pvt.) Ltd. announced today that it has joined a consortium of leading telecom companies to build and operate theSEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable network. The Pakistan landing of SEA-ME-WE 5 will be owned by TWA. The consortium agreement was signed in December, 2014 in Singapore.
The new 100G SEA-ME-WE 5 will deliver ultra-broadband 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.
Mr. Kamran Malik (President TWA) mentioned that “As part of the SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium, TWAs 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 SEA-ME WE 5 consortium.” Mr. Malik also appreciated the clear cut programs 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 socio-economic 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. SEA-ME-WE 5 will be ready for service by mid of 2016.