Cybernet Pakistan and PEACE Cable International Network Company Ltd. have recently signed an agreement to increase Pakistan’s internet infrastructure capacity by 96 terrabits per second. This feat is to be achieved through country’s first carrier-neutral, open-access submarine cable system.
The agreement was signed on the 16th of April in Cairo, according to press release. However, the memorandum of agreement was inked in 2018. The PEACE cable system is to play a critical role in the interconnectivity for the economic corridors of Asia, Europe and Africa.
Furthermore, the new system will enable carriers to extend gigabit speeds to the local population and will be instrumental in meeting the exponential growth in bandwidth demand from mobile and fixed broadband users in Pakistan.
Cybernet is to build the first carrier neutral cable landing station for PEACE by March 2020. Danish Lakhani, CEO Cybernet speaking to the local news said,
“With its ultra-low latency design, the cable will cut down transit time between Pakistan and France
to under 90 milliseconds — dramatically improving the response time of internet-based applications and the experience of our users.”
The press release stated that the cable is to be 12,000-kilometre-long, privately owned cable system that will provide an open, flexible and carrier-neutral services for its customers.
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