PTCL’s ability to support both individual and corporate customers on a cross-border basis is anchored by its extensive network of submarine cable like SEA-ME-WE-3, SEA-ME-WE-4 and I-ME-WE.
- SEA-ME-WE-3 (South East Asia - Middle East & Western Europe - 3)
- SEA-ME-WE-4 (South East Asia, Middle East and Western Europe 4)
- I-ME-WE (India-Middle East-Western Europe)
SEA-ME-WE-3 (South East Asia - Middle East & Western Europe - 3)
Sea-Me-We 3 is the longest system in the world with a total length of 39,000 km. It includes 39 landing points in 33 countries and 4 continents from Western Europe (including Germany, England and France) to the Far East (including China, Japan and Singapore) and to Australia. The use of Wavelength Division Multiplexing greatly increases the capacity of the network allowing high quality transmission all the way over distances as far as from Germany to Australia
SMW-3 consists of 92parties.
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SEA-ME-WE-4 (South East Asia, Middle East and Western Europe 4)
The total length of the SEA-ME-WE 4 submarine cable system is approximately 20,000 km which consists of the main backbone across the Eastern and Western worlds and links 14 countries with 16 landing stations across Europe, Middle East and Asia plus the extension links in various countries. The system is amongst the most economical cable systems in the region and is built with state-of-the-art Terabit DWDM technology to achieve ultra fast terabit per second connectivity. The construction of this cable system is testimony to the growing demand for high capacity broadband links that are essential in today’s world of high speed international connectivity and online business.
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I-ME-WE (India-Middle East-Western Europe)
PTCL has also joined I-ME-WE (India-Middle East-Western Europe). High-capacity fiber-optic submarine cable that stretches from India in Asia to Italy and France in Europe via the Middle East with nine landing stations in eight countries. It has a design capacity of 3.84 terabits per second and covers a distance of almost 12,000 kilometers. This project will also play a pivotal role to provide effective resilience to the existing cable systems (SMW-3 & SMW-4) available with PTCL to provide flawless communication to its esteemed customers within & outside Pakistan.
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