The PEACE submarine cable lands in Marseille – CAJ News Africa
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NAIROBI, (ACJ News) – The landing of the Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) cable in Marseille is an important step towards the completion of the construction of the submarine cable.
Announced in 2019, it will link Europe to Asia via East Africa and will be commissioned in 2022.
Orange, PCCW Global (formerly Pacific Century CyberWorks) and PEACE Cable International jointly announced the landing of the submarine cable on the shores of the French city.
Orange, the only French operator in the sector with existing infrastructure and technical expertise, will be in charge of extending the PEACE system to one of the main data centers in Marseille where the terminal equipment of the line is located under -Marine.
It finalized the operation with its subsidiary Orange Marine, which managed the landing on land.
Jean-Luc Vuillemin, executive vice president of international networks at Orange, said the capacity on PEACE would offer more route diversity, improved connection security and guaranteed support for increased capacity in all regions of the zone. of the Indian Ocean.
This is particularly the case in Reunion Island and Mayotte, notably reducing its dependence on the EASSy cable, which links Djibouti to South Africa.
“We are delighted with the successful execution of the Marseille landing, taking another important step towards the completion of the construction of the PEACE cable system,” said Haitham Zahran, vice president of submarine cable systems EMEA.
Orange is a major player in the global connectivity and submarine cable markets with more than 40 submarine cables.
– CAJ News