Huawei Marine and Tropical Science Commences Work on the Construction of the PEACE Submarine Cable Linking South Asia with East Africa

Information Technology Press Releases Wednesday December 6, 2017 16:19
Bangkok--6 Dec--Francom Asia

Huawei Marine today announced it has commenced work on Desk Study and Marine Survey works in conjunction with key investor Tropic Science Co., Ltd. (Tropical Science) to construct the Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE) submarine cable, which connects South Asia with East Africa. With initial work underway, the project is targeted for completion in Q4, 2019.

The project, has a total length of 13,000km, and will connect South Asia (Pakistan) and East Africa (Djibouti) and Kenya, with a northern expansion to Egypt and further southern expansion from Kenya to South Africa. The project will facilitate connectivity from China to Pakistan via existing terrestrial cable networks and create the shortest route from China to Europe via Africa. This network topology substantially reduces existing network lengths by up to 50% and when completed, will provide a cost-effective, diverse route for the escalating demand for capacity between Asia, Africa and Europe.

Tropical Science believes Africa's market capacity is more attractive than many other regions as its networks are developing rapidly and the number of internet users in Africa is also growing at an unprecedented rate. The construction of this international information highway will become an important enabler of East Africa's telecommunications as well as its social and economic development in future.

Mao Shengjiang, COO of Huawei Marine said: "We are pleased to commence work on this important project to ensure a timely delivery programme. Our customer-centric focus and commitment to quality and on-time delivery, is a hallmark of our company values. I would like to thank Tropical Science and our other partners for their trust in Huawei Marine."

In October, at the 3rd Asia Pacific Submarine Networks Forum, Tropic Science, China-ASEAN Information Harbor, China Construction Bank and Huawei Marine signed and MOU for the construction of the PEACE submarine cable project.


Latest Press Release

Lazada to offer Apple products to Southeast Asia customers

Fans of Apple can soon buy their favourite Apple products on Lazada, Southeast Asia's leading eCommerce company. As an authorised online reseller, Lazada's customers will be able to choose from a wide range of Apple products including iPhone, MacBook,...

Huawei announces strategic move towards becoming global smartphone leader in delivering best customer experience

Huawei unveiled strategic plan toward becoming global smartphone leader in delivering best customer experience with focus on four key pillars – innovation excellence, world-class quality standard, collaboration with world's leading brands and...

Kaspersky Lab warns Retailers not to Give Cybercriminals a Discount in the Sales

According to the Kaspersky Lab IT Security Economics Report, over 77% of companies have suffered from some kind of attack during the last 12 months. An increase in attacks where DDoS and POS systems were the main vectors is making the situation even...

Intel Empire strikes back into the mobile market with Spreadtrum SC9853 SoC

In April 2012, Intel's first plausible smartphone, the Xolo X900, was officially launched. It was a solid initial effort for Intel to enter the mobile market. More importantly, the Intel Medfield SoC that powered the Xolo x900 was meant to be a pioneer,...

Thuraya Wins Telecom Reviews Satellite Operator of the Year Award

Thuraya, the leading provider of mobile satellite communications, has received yet another accolade this year. Presented by Telecom Review during its ninth annual 'It's All About Smart Networking Summit' in Dubai, the Satellite Operator of the Year Award...

Related Topics