PTCL providing int’l Internet bandwidth throughout Pakistan
ISLAMABAD- The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is providing international Internet bandwidth to the customers all over the country via the Pakistan Internet Exchange (PIE) on the STM-1 connectivity to be leased from SingTel via SMWS System from Karachi to New York.
This service is in addition to the existing full circuit International Internet Bandwidth already being provided via SMWS on customers demand from the Emirates Internet Exchange (EMX), UAE, and Concert UK.
The existing services of international Internet bandwidth via Intelast satellite earth stations at Karachi and Islamabad also continues to be available on half circuit basis for the customers.
To make connectivity reliable through STM-1, some alternate mutes via Internet backbones have been arranged. EMIX 175 MB international IP bandwidth is already connected to PIE. In case of fault, condition on the SMW3 cable segment from Djibouti to UK shall remain available as alternate bandwidth. However, in case of fault from Karachi to Djibouti segment, 7.5 MB bandwidth via satellite would also be accessible.
An agreement to add 34 MB symmetric Internet bandwidth via satellite has been concluded with Concert UK. The delivery of necessary satellite modem equipment from Concert UK and the bandwidth service is subject to travel normalization.
Source: Business Recorder