Huawei Marine to Upgrade Pakistani TW1 Subsea Cable

Huawei Marine has been contracted by Transworld Associates (TWA), a Pakistani Tier 1 internet provider, to upgrade its submarine cable system, TW1.

Commissioned in 2006, the 1,300 km TW1 submarine cable system connects Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Oman.

The 100G upgrade will combine submarine and terrestrial systems into a unified network by utilizing Huawei’s WDM/OTN product OSN 8800/9800, which will increase the original system design capacity by six times, the company said.

“The 100G upgrade will increase system capacity to meet the expectations for high-quality international connectivity services for our customers,” said Kamran Malik, President of TWA “The flexible upgrade solution delivered by Huawei Marine will provide options for us to upgrade to 400G or 1 Terabit in the future, which will allow greater flexibility, while enabling us to maintain our quality and reliability commitments to customers.

“We are honored to deliver TWA a flexible 100G upgrade solution,” said Mike Constable, Chief Executive, Huawei Marine. “The deployment of our OSN 8800/9800 product further demonstrates our technical expertise and commitment to deliver innovative optical transmission solutions. The OSN 8000/9800 provides a unified platform for both terrestrial and submarine networks, which simplifies the customer’s network structure, optimizes bandwidth efficiency and provides greater operational flexibility while reducing costs for our customers.”

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