SEA-ME-WE-5 Lands at TWA Landing Station in Karachi

Transworld Associates Private Limited (TWA) today announced that it has completed the deployment of SEA-ME-WE-5 landing station in Hawke’s Bay, Karachi. With this TWA is now ready for connectivity as soon as the submarine cable will be fully deployed in few months’ time.

With design capacity of 24 Terabit per second (Tbit/s) — almost six times of Pakistan’s current capacity — SEA-ME-WE-5 will be fully operated and maintained by TWA in Pakistan.

For the purpose the landing station has been deployed now and company is all set to get connected with the cable as soon as the deployment work of submarine cable will be completed.

While TWA didn’t give us any ETA on completion of SEA-ME-WE-5, but we know through sources that it won’t take more than 2-4 months to get this task done.

Talking about its benefits, Mr. Kamran Malik, President Transworld said “With SEA-ME-WE 5, TWA will firstly improve its reach in the regions we operate in. Secondly, we will be able to deliver resilient and redundant network solutions with advantages such as flexibility and reliability for our customers. Thirdly, the system will offer a much improved quality of service experience for our customers with lowest latency connectivity solutions.”

TWA is the exclusive participant from Pakistan in the SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium. TWA said that SEA-ME-WE 5 will help meet Pakistan’s high speed connectivity demands based on its rapidly expanding IT presence globally.


The state of the art SEA-ME-WE 5 will introduce the ground-breaking concept of end to end connection to open and neutral Points of Presence (PoP’s) both in Europe and Asia.

Pakistan is currently connected with the world through four undersea fiber optic cables, while another four are being built and will be operational in the next couple of years.

It maybe recalled that Pakistan’s current international links and bandwidth capacity include:

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

Soon to be Completed:

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

Following international links with landing points in Pakistan are under construction:

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

      • I doubt we’ll get better pings with all the filtering systems in place. It’s a nightmare trying to play online from cities like Lahore when you get around 250-300+ ms ping on average on most games over Xbox Live and PSN.

    • Lower prices. They’ve spent money on this cable and now they have to sell the capacity so they will offer discounts to ISPs. Hopefully those discounts will be passed on to the end consumer.

      There are two more cables that are coming up in the next couple of years. So we are in for some good times.

      • For sure consumers will benefit. I heard from StormFiber management that the reduced prices in anticipation of these prices dropped. 20mbps at 3000 with triple play and 30mbps triple play at 4000 is pretty good. I hope they expand coverage though.

  • Map shown in this article, depicts Kashmir as part if India, all Kashmiri’s dying for this? Propakistani should have checked the map before publishing the article.

  • Congratulations Mr. Kamran Malik, President Transworld. Being Pakistani,you make us proud. Please do not include India because of US India defense pact. NSA and RAW will coordinate and get all information.

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