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UN: Pakistan Need to Consider Access to International Submarine Optical Cable

Number of visits: Date:12/22/2015 03:49:43

Recently, ESCAP issued a joint report with the ADB said Pakistan needed to consider access to international submarine fiber optic cable.

Pakistan had greater advantages on access to international submarine fiber optic cable project to provide services to five countries Central Asia: first, the Central Asian countries were landlocked countries, which can not be directly connected to undersea fiber optic cable; the second was that Pakistan had a good overall policy environment, and the government encouraged the development of network technology; the third was Pakistan had a good bus market prospects, having large number of users, and the speed of private mobile broadband services increased rapidly; the fourth was Pakistani market potential was huge, with a population of 185 million, but the overall Internet penetration was not high, and the bandwidth was lower. The average Internet speed for user was 7.1kbps, and the bandwidth speeds of each person was 1.7kbps, so it sill had great development space.

The report also noted that Pakistan need to consider carefully whether to agree access to international submarine fiber optic cable and become a transit point for access to other areas, because if it fails, then Iran will get that opportunity. If Pakistan is successful, then it will not only get benefits as a transit point for the cable, but also usher in the telecommunications industry and related industries to flourish.

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