Today, SCO has added another achievement in its glorious history of about 43 years, when Pak-China Optic Fiber Cable (OFC) link was made operational, carrying commercial traffic from China to international destinations.
The commercial traffic on the recently commissioned link is being carried from Urumqi (China) to Frankfurt (Germany) by the SCO-PTCL consortium.
Pak-China OFC link is the first ever cross-border connectivity established between the two neighboring countries. This is also the very first time when well organized, high capacity cross-border terrestrial connectivity has been established by a public sector organization in Pakistan.
The vital communication link, besides its strategic and socio-economic dimensions, has the potential to carry high volumes of traffic from China to international destinations in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe for which traffic projections are very healthy.
Despite challenges, all members of SCO worked untiringly for timely completion of the one and only ICT project so far planned under the ambit of CPEC.
The successful completion and commissioning of flagship Early Harvest ICT CPEC Project is a testimony to organizational strength and professional acumen of SCO for which all members of the organization deserve appreciation.