PTCL commissions Pakistan operations of AAE-1 submarine cable system

Islamabad, PTCL today announced the commissioning of Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) cable system that attaches South East Asia to European countries via Egypt. Spanning over 25,000 kilometers, it is the largest submarine cable tv to be made in almost 15 years.

Using a capacity of at least 40 terabits per second across 5 dietary fiber pairs, AAE-1 is designed from the outset with 100Gbps transmitting technology, which might be upgraded in the foreseeable future to fulfil increasing bandwidth demand. Salient top features of AAE1 are Low Latency, no difference between Trunks or Branch and exhibit traffic between any two items.

PTCL has been providing fixed range telephony services to the nation going back 70 years which is also the country’s greatest provider of Broadband services. Being Pakistan’s telecommunication backbone, PTCL has already been an associate of three other international submarine cable television consortiums; SMW-3, SMW-4 and IMEWE.

PTCL’s huge investment in AAE-1 demonstrates its determination to customers for providing a much better quality of service via diverse and redundant routes, which no other operator in Pakistan can match. Further, PTCL will be able to cater for growing bandwidth requirements of its customers to support live loading and watching HD content over internet, thus furthering its dedication of creating a digitally linked Pakistan. Network diversity is a priority in network planning. It is critical to have more than one option; for continuity of services, for security and for efficiency of the network.

PTCL has became a member of hands with world leading Telecom Operators including China Unicom, CIL (HyalRoute), Djibouti Telecom, Etisalat, GT5L, Mobily, Omantel, Ooredoo, OTEG, PCCW, Reliance Jio, Retelit, Telecom Egypt, TeleYemen, TOT, Viettel, VNPT and VTC to connect Pakistan to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, with Malaysia and Singapore, then onwards to Myanmar, India, in the East and Oman, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy and France. AAE-1’s conclusion will not only provide the most important route of preference but also offers protection and variety to existing prone and closely congested routes.

AAE-1 can be an open access network hooking up carrier natural PoPs in Hong Kong, Singapore, and France where operators can pick their preferred backhaul providers in the PoPs or at the AAE-1 Wire Stations. It provides reliable connectivity to gateways in Gulf Countries (Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE) and South East Asia (Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand), to Africa (Djibouti) and critically diverse subsea connectivity to emerging markets in Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam and Yemen.