Fixed line incumbent Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) is set to invest in a fourth submarine cable system as part of a consortium alongside as-yet unnamed leading operators in the region, the company announced in a press release. The cable will span from the Far East to Europe, with landing stations in the Middle East. PTCL expects to sign final agreements before the end of the year, with the cable due to be operational by Q4 2015. The telco said that the cable would add ‘terrabits of bandwidth in its international capacity’ as well as ‘building redundancy to its existing international infrastructure on [the] eastern and western sides of the Arabian sea.
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