PCCW Global's Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) submarine cable and PCCW Global have announced that they will deploy Infinera ICE6 optical engine equipment on the Mediterranean segment of the PEACE submarine cable system.
This will enable the PEACE submarine cable to transmit a capacity of nearly 25 terabits per fibre pair, and lay the foundation for better service scalability, flexibility, and differentiation.
“We are committed to being a leading international submarine cable operator, providing customers with an open, flexible, and carrier-neutral service that enables them to choose any device that they prefer,” said Sun Xiao Hua, chief operating officer at PEACE Cable International Network.
The Infinera ICE6 solution was selected due to its capabilities, including the ability to achieve 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 use the latest 7-nm ASIC technology, highly optimised 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 China, Europe, and Africa. In addition to France, the cable will land in Malta, Cyprus, Egypt, Djibouti, Kenya, Pakistan, and other countries and regions, with onward terrestrial connectivity to China.
Haitham Zahran, Vice President - EMEA Subsea Cable Systems, PCCW Global, said, “PEACE submarine cable system is specifically optimized for maximum capacity per fiber pair and our advanced network design enables us to continue to embrace new technologies to meet growing bandwidth demand over these important routes. We are hopeful that it will soon be the highest-performing open cable system connecting Asia, Europe, and Africa.”