Telkom Kenya and the PEACE Cable company have successfully landed this new submarine cable in Mombasa. The PEACE Cable becomes the sixth submarine cable landing in Kenya.
The PEACE Cable will bring 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, via an Indian Ocean route, providing the most direct connectivity route from Asia and East Africa to Europe, as well as reducing existing communication delays between the continents.
The 15,000km long PEACE cable will give Kenya a strategic boost with respect to more flexible digital connection options, including high-speeds of 200 Gbps per single wavelength with a total capacity of 192Tbps, as well as stable and secure data access possibilities.
Further, 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.
The PEACE Cable is the sixth submarine cable landing in Kenya, following the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1), SEACOM, The East African Marine System (TEAMS), the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) and the Lower Indian Ocean NetWork II (LION2).
Prior to landing in Kenya, the PEACE cable landed in Seychelles in early March. While its Mediterranean segment (PEACE-MED), connecting Egypt, Crprus, Malta and France, has just been ready for service.
PEACE's second phase will see the cable extend to Singapore and Southern Africa, boosting bandwidth and connectivity from its current African landing point in Mombasa, all the way to South Africa, consequently opening new markets to cable partners in East Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).