PM to lay ground for $44 million optic fiber link


WEB DESK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to perform the groundbreaking of Pakistan-China Optical Fiber Cable Project, which is part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), it is learnt.

Official sources revealed that the $44 million fiber optic cable to be laid between Pakistan and China will become another high-speed international connection to cater to the rapidly growing Internet traffic needs of Pakistan.

According to the Economic Affaires Division (EAD) China has already released $11.24 million for establishment of cross-border optic fiber cable. The task of the project – to lay 820 kms long cable between Rawalpindi and Khunjerab – has been given to Special Communications Organisation (SCO) and is scheduled to be completed in two years. When completed, this back-haul fiber optic cable will provide Pakistan with a direct telecom access to China, Central Asian States and from there to Europe and to and from the United States.

Source: Business Recorder

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