Du, the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is set to boost the internet sped in Pakistan by enabling a new Orient Express submarine fibre optic cable between Pakistan and the UAE.
The 1,300km cable system will link between landing points in Karachi and Gwadar in Pakistan, and Kalba in the UAE. The launch of the submarine cable system will help Pakistan’s digital penetration, reducing the country’s digital divide, and improving education and general awareness. It will also link the developing port city of Gwadar to the UAE and open up a new data highway to China through Pakistan.
Additionally, this will provide telecommunications operators in Pakistan with access to the competitive IP transit market. Osman Sultan, CEO of the EITC, said: “With this milestone agreement, we are proud to be able to leverage our extensive expertise to institute this new innovation via our strategic datamena facilities and the regional hub presence of over 150 content and cloud providers, including over 40 service providers in our ecosystem.”
With this agreement, the completed Orient Express cable will offer high bandwidth capacity, internet services and transit facilities with low latency, high-quality routes, and peering services to other service providers and enterprise customers.
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