The PEACE Cable company in collaboration with Telkom, the third largest telecoms companies in Kenya have landed a new submarine cable in Mombasa.
The PEACE Cable seeks to provide faster and more stable communication services connecting Africa, Europe, and Asia.
This new cable will connect France to Pakistan via the Europe-Asia route, and Mombasa, Kenya.
Through Indian Ocean route, it will provide the most direct connectivity route from Asia and East Africa to Europe. This will minimize existing communication delays between the continents.
The 15,000km long PEACE cable has high-speeds of 200 Gbps per single wavelength with a total capacity of 192Tbps.
It gives Kenya a strategic boost with respect to more flexible and secure digital connection options as well as stable data access.
The continued growth in consumer demand for connectivity and data will unlock new markets for co-location data centers, content development networks and Over-the-Top service providers in the country.
Telkom’s CEO Mr. Mugo Kibati told the press that investment in submarine cables is of strategic importance to Telkom.
The telecommunication company views access to the Internet as a fundamental human right. Interest in this kind of delivery infrastructure comes from market demands.
The sharp increase in the demand of Internet services including cloud computing, streaming, and gaming has created the insatiable demand for stable internet.
This initiative also meets customer’s demand for seamless service provision with minimal interruptions.
Bringing more business development
“We are proud to contribute to Kenya’s strategic evolution to become a digital economy, in line with the country’s Big 4 Agenda that relies on ICTs,” said Mr. Kibati.
He added that they will enhance processes, improve efficiencies, and boost consistency in service delivery to Kenyans.
This high capacity Cable will assist Kenya and the region in meeting its current and future broadband capacity requirements. It bolsters redundancy and minimizes transit time of our Kenya’s connectivity to Asia and Europe.
It assists carriers in providing affordable services to Kenyans. This is in line with Telkom’s long-term goal of effectively addressing the digital transformation. It is already becoming a success in Kenya as Telkom seeks to become the technology partner of choice in the region.
“We are very proud to work with such an excellent partner as Telkom to jointly complete this successful landing in Kenya,” Says PEACE’s COO Mr. SUN Xiaohua. He says that PEACE will bring more diversified digital connection options and provide high-speed, large-capacity and stable data access opportunities to Kenya in the future.
Mr. SUN affirms that they will spare no efforts to bring more business development to this region. The PEACE cable is the sixth submarine cable to land in Kenya.
It is preceded by the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE 1), SEACOM, The East African Marine System (TEAMS), the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) and the Lower Indian Ocean NetWork II (LION II).
PEACE’s second phase will see the cable extend to Singapore and Southern Africa. This boosts bandwidth and connectivity from its current African landing point in Mombasa, all the way to South Africa. It also opens new markets to cable partners in East Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).