Pakistan is aiming for a ‘knowledge economy’ that will center on information technology. Getting closer to this mission would require comprehensive digitization of key socio-economic sectors including agriculture, health, energy, commerce, justice, education, technology, and more.
But no digitization initiative can ever come to fruition in absence of robust connectivity. Sadly, in this day and age where everything from a cab to food is at our fingertips, there exist huge connectivity gaps in Pakistan. This unfortunate digital divide has massive socioeconomic fallouts that impede Pakistan’s pace to its inclusion goals.
The situation calls for active participation of the country’s key digital services players who can play a part in connecting the unserved and underserved areas and extend the benefits of technology to the masses of such neglected regions. This is exactly what Transworld is doing.
Transworld Associates (TWA) is a tier-1 network operator delivering internet bandwidth to Pakistan’s top cellular Mobile operators, ISPs, corporate organizations, and thousands of small and medium enterprises. Thanks to its extensive footprint of fiber optic networks, Transworld connects the people of Pakistan to the digital world.
Unlike other industry players, TWA is stretching its footprint to deliver high-speed internet services in Pakistan‘s underserved cities through its long-haul partners. The initiative enhances the ISP/Wholesale segment customer portfolio in reachability to underserved tier-II cities in the country. The purpose is simple: empowerment of the underserved masses.
“We are enabling a digital future by powering the ISPs of underserved cities with the best internet in Pakistan so people in such areas can be brought into the fold of digital inclusion,” shares Faisal Abbasi, VP Commercial, Transworld Associates. “Thanks to our strong and expansive fiber-optic network, we are able to power the suburban areas that are not usually the focus of other service providers.”
Some of the services that Transworld Associates offers in Pakistan include: IP Transit for high-performance premium CIR internet connectivity; IPLC for clear channel bandwidth for global communication; Global MPLS for a managed, secure and cost-effective network solution; a state-of-the-art, Tier-III Compliant Data Centre; and DDoS Mitigation for safe and seamless internet connectivity.
Transworld Associates is Pakistan’s first privately-owned submarine fiber optic cable operator. It owns a 1,300 KM submarine cable system TW1 and is also the consortium member of the latest 20,000KM fiber optic cable system SEA-ME-WE 5 which is a multiregional data superhighway connecting Pakistan to the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe.
By connecting cities with its hub sites, Transworld Associates is providing high-speed internet to ISPs in Lahore, Sheikhupura, Gujrat, Wazirabad, Sialkot, Mandibahauddin, Kasur, Depalpur, Sahiwal, Islamabad, Jhelum, Karachi, Hyderabad, and Sukkur.
TWA is perfectly synchronized to the global internet peering ecosystem via direct connectivity to content providers such as Google, Facebook, Akamai, Netflix, Amazon, and several others which makes the customer experience a faster internet. The company is geared to spread its wing further in the coming years and become a true leader of the country’s digital transformation.