Daily Times — ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, a country with around 18 per cent of Internet penetration and its geographical location, has a lot to offer to landlocked Central Asian states with crucial bandwidth access, which can turn Pakistan into regional connectivity hub for the entire region, says a report.
Datacenter Dynamics — China Telecom has signed up a Kazakh telecom firm to deliver a fast high-capacity route from Hong Kong to Europe, dubbed a new Silk Road. Kazakhstan’s largest telecoms firm, JSC Kazakhtelecom (KT), will deliver a route from Hong Kong to Frankfurt with a latency of only 162ms, for China Telecom Global (CTG), the international arm of state-owmed China Telecom. The Kazakh firm cancover about half the distance between China and Europe.
Seeking to diversify its post-Soviet economy, Kazakhstan is seeking to expand its information technology (IT) capabilities. The effort is not only backed by the government but by the private sector as well. Like many emerging markets, Kazakhstan faces the ambitious task of growing and enhancing its IT infrastructure very fast to match the demands of its new and dynamic economy and its search for partners and expertise in this venture is global.