PEACE Cable International Network Co., Limited and PCCW Global announced to deploy with the Infinera ICE6 optical engine solution on the Mediterranean Segment of the Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) submarine cable system. With the Infinera ICE6, the PEACE submarine cable system will transmit record-breaking capacity of nearly 25Tbps per fiber pair, while laying the foundation for enhanced service scalability, flexibility and future differentiation.

Following extensive technology evaluation and application analysis, the Infinera ICE6 solution was selected based on its outstanding capabilities, including the ability to achieve industry-leading, commercially deployable performance with a combination of ultra-high baud rates and an advanced modulation technique known as long-codeword probabilistic constellation shaping. Both capabilities are using the latest 7-nm ASIC technology, highly optimized algorithms and Infinera’s second-generation Nyquist subcarriers.

The high-speed, 15,000-km PEACE submarine cable system offers high-capacity, low-latency routes connecting Asia, Europe and Africa. The cable will land in France, Malta, Cyprus, Egypt, Djibouti, Kenya, Pakistan and other countries and regions.

The PEACE cable system is targeted for completion in 2021.