Huawei Marine announced on Tuesday that Transworld Associates(TWA), a Pakistani internet and international connectivity provider, has contracted with Huawei Marine to upgrade its TW1 submarine cable system which connects Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Oman.

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 advanced WDM/OTN product OSN 8800/9800. This will greatly enhance the operational and management capabilities of the TW1 system, while substantially lower operating expenses. Huawei’s OSN 8800/9800 platform and 100G transmission technology will increase the original system design capacity by six times.

“TWA is dedicated to providing high-speed, cost-effective, reliable international bandwidth. The 100G upgrade will increase system capacity to meet the expectations for high-quality international connectivity services for our customers,” said Naveed Malik, Vice 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.”

Source: Huawei Marine