The high-speed and low-latency PEACE cable system, designed to connect Asia, Africa and Europe, is back in the news.
PCCW Global, a leading telecommunications service provider and global submarine cable operator PEACE Cable International Network Co, Ltd, have jointly announced the completion of the PEACE cable system’s Mediterranean segment, known as PEACE-MED.
PEACE-MED is a 3200km undersea cable that connects Egypt to France, with additional landing points in Cyprus and Malta. The landing in Marseille, France, provided by Orange, helped form PEACE-MED’s open cable system which is now fully operational and ready to provide customers with a wide range of telecommunications and data services.
PEACE’s main trunk lands in France, Egypt, Kenya and Pakistan. The system is also planning to extend the cable to Singapore and South Africa.
PEACE-MED’s cable landings in Cyprus, Abu Talat, Marseille and Malta were all completed during the course of 2021, while stub branching units have been reserved for direct landing points to other countries, thereby providing additional access options and opportunities for the entire Mediterranean region.
Meanwhile Infinera, a global supplier of open optical networking solutions, and PCCW Global have announced the completion of a significant deployment on the PEACE cable system between Marseille, Cyprus and Abu Talat.
By leveraging Infinera’s ICE technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform, PCCW Global is able to reach individual wavelength speeds of 650Gbs, resulting in more capacity with less hardware and providing up to 25 terabits per fibre pair. The combination will enable network operators to efficiently provide high-capacity services between the Middle East and the Mediterranean region.
PCCW Global’s capacity upgrade on the PEACE cable system is one of a series of upgrades planned for this year.