PEACE Cable International Network Co., Ltd (PEACE Cable) announced on August 19 the completion of the construction and laying of PEACE submarine cable infrastructure in Pakistan together with Cyber Internet Services (Cybernet), the landing partner in Pakistan. The Pakistan-Egypt segment of PEACE has achieved final splicing, thus enabling connectivity from Karachi, Pakistan to Marseille, France ready for service.
The PEACE Pakistan-Egypt segment connects Karachi, Pakistan and Zafarana, Egypt, spanning a total length of 5,800 km. The landings of Karachi and Zafarana were completed in March and December 2021 respectively. In addition, the Mediterranean segment of PEACE linking Marseille, France, to Abu Talat, Egypt, a 3,200km long project, was already ready for service in March 2022. Therefore, the connectivity from Pakistan to France of PEACE cable system is now fully completed and ready for service.
Cybernet and PEACE Cable signed the landing party agreement in April 2019. Cybernet, the landing partner of PEACE in Pakistan, has built the country’s state-of-the-art Cable Landing Station in Karachi, which will allow global carriers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), content providers and virtually all IT-enabled firms to tap into the submarine cable capacity at easily accessible interconnect points across Pakistan. Cybernet owns and operates a robust fiber optic network across the country which will also facilitate access and boost business opportunities for PEACE in the Asian region.
The PEACE cable system, connects Asia, Africa and Europe, landing in Pakistan, France, Egypt, Kenya and other countries in the region. PEACE has a capacity of up to 96Tbps in the Pakistan - Egypt segment and 192Tbps in the Mediterranean segment from Egypt to France.
The PEACE cable system deploys a state-of-the-art “system-within-a-system” and adopts advanced ROADM powered by WSS and Flexible Grid, providing PoP to PoP solutions. With the “system-within-a-system” concept, Cyta deploys its private ARSINOE cable system connecting Cyprus with France and Egypt, GO deploys its private LaValette cable system connecting Malta with France and Egypt, Zain Global Connect (ZGC) deploys its private Jeddah to Marseille (J2M) cable system connects Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Marseille, France.
Meanwhile, PEACE is now constructing its Singapore extension, which will extend the coverage of the PEACE cable system to Southeast Asia and continue to enhance the value of the PEACE cable system's network resources, forming a major Asia-Europe interconnection channel by connecting Singapore, the southeast Asian international circuit transfer center, and France, the European transfer center.
Through the deployment of the PEACE cable system, Pakistan will have access to high-speed, large-volume internet bandwidth with express connectivity to France. With its ultra-low latency design, this cable will reduce latency between Pakistan and France to 92 milliseconds. This will improve the response time of Internet-based applications and experience of Pakistani users while providing much-needed redundancy to Pakistan's Internet infrastructure. The increased capacity will finally make it possible to provide ultra-fast bandwidth connections across Pakistani citizens, with speeds comparable to those in cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore and New York.