In Pakistan, PEACE Cable International Network Co., Ltd. (PEACE Cable) and Cyber Internet Services (Cybernet), the top supplier of Internet and data communication network services, have finished building and laying the PEACE underwater cable infrastructure.
The final splicing of the Pakistan-Egypt PEACE stretch has enabled connectivity from Karachi, Pakistan, to Marseille, France, making it ready for service.
The 5,800 km long Pakistan-Egypt stretch of PEACE runs from Karachi, Pakistan, to Zafarana, Egypt. Karachi and Zafarana’s landings were finished in March and December of 2021, respectively.
Additionally, the 3,200 km Mediterranean PEACE stretch between Marseille, France, and Abu Talat, Egypt, reached RFS in March 2022. As a result, the PEACE cable system’s path from Pakistan to France has been properly built and is now ready for operation.
Cybernet and PEACE Cable signed the landing agreement in 2019. The most modern cable landing station in Pakistan was built by Cybernet, PEACE’s landing partner in Pakistan, in Karachi. It will enable international carriers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), content providers, and virtually all IT-enabled businesses to access the submarine cable capacity at conveniently located interconnect points throughout Pakistan.
Because of its extensive fiber optic network, Cybernet will have easier access and more commercial opportunities in the Asian region.
Pakistan will have access to high-speed, large-volume internet capacity with express connectivity to France thanks to the installation of the PEACE underwater cable system.
This cable will cut the latency between Pakistan and France to 92 milliseconds thanks to its ultra-low latency architecture. This will add much-needed redundancy to Pakistan’s Internet infrastructure and enhance the performance of Internet-based services and users’ experiences.
Due to the enhanced capacity, Pakistani citizens will now have access to ultra-fast broadband connections with speeds on par with those of Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York.
With Pakistan, France, Egypt, and Kenya as its strongholds, the PEACE Cable System connects Asia, Africa, and Europe. The entire system utilizes advanced ROADM powered by WSS and Flexible Grid and implements a cutting-edge “system-within-a-system” to provide PoP to PoP solutions.
PEACE can carry up to 96 T for the Pakistan-Egypt segment and 192 T for the France-Egypt Mediterranean segment.
A major Asia-Europe interconnection channel is currently being built by PEACE by connecting France, the European transfer center, and Singapore, the Southeast Asian international circuit transfer center. This will expand the PEACE submarine cable system’s coverage to Southeast Asia and continue to increase the value of its network resources.
“We have finished a critical portion of the PEACE underwater cable system, from Pakistan to France,” said Maroof Ali Shahani, COO of Cybernet. “This will have a tremendous influence on the digital environment in Pakistan.”
According to Sun Xiaohua, COO of PEACE Cable, “The portion from Pakistan to France has now been built well, which is a great milestone.” “With Cybernet, we will supply consumers with high-speed traffic to address the rapidly expanding demand for internet access in many types of digital situations in Pakistan and bring much-needed redundancy to Pakistan’s Internet backbone,” the company said.
“PEACE is the first international submarine cable starting from Pakistan and reaching Europe, Africa, and Singapore,” said Shoaib Qureshi, country manager of PEACE Cable in Pakistan. We are eager to increase connectivity in this area as the underwater chapter for the Pakistan market begins anew.