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Pakistan’s internet bandwidth bumps up by 24 Tbps

ISLAMABAD: South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE-5) today announced the completion of laying its 20,000 km long under-sea submarine cable system that will connect to Pakistan through a TWA landing station Karachi.

Transworld Association (TWA) will manage and maintain SEA-ME-WE-5 in Pakistan, which is the joint project of other leading telecom operators from 16 different countries.

The bandwidth of the cable is 24tbps (terabyte per second) which is an addition to Pakistan’s total internet capacity of 7tbps, that sums up to around 31tbps.

SEA-ME-WE-5 is a 20,000 km optical fibre submarine communication cable system that connects Singapore to Europe (Italy and France) and all through Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Yemen, Djibouti and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Pakistans internet bandwidth bumps up by 24 Tbps |

The end-users are not going to get the update in the internet speed right away, but the internet service providers (ISPs), and telecom operator will have to buy the wider pipes of internet bandwidth that will enhance the users’ speed.


  • TW1 with design capacity of 1.28Tbps
  • Sea-Me-We-3 with 480 Gbps capacity with two fibre pairs
  • Sea-Me-We-4 with design capacity of 1.28Tbps
  • I-ME-WEwith design capacity of 3.86Tbps

Sea-Me-We-5 with design capacity of 24Tbps