PEACE Cable International Network Co Limited, the company behind the new subsea cable connecting Asia, Europe and Africa, has announced a deal with leading carrier and cloud-neutral data centre provider iColo.
This agreement means the PEACE (Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe) submarine cable system will be deployed at iColo’s data centre (MBA1) in Mombasa, Kenya.
This, say the partners, will widen the PEACE global network connection and increase its competitiveness and connectivity across Kenya, East Africa and the African continent. They add that this new cable system strengthens Mombasa’s role as what they call the Gateway to Africa.
PEACE will provide high-capacity, low-latency routes connecting Asia, Europe and Africa with high-speed access for connectivity providers. It will also maintain low-latency connections for data transmission in multiple aspects such as content, cloud, gaming and video streaming platforms.
This will provide access to the other networks at MBA1 for high-capacity routes directly to Europe and Asia. MBA1 has more than 40 connectivity providers and multiple internet exchanges supporting an even larger group of local and global customers.
iColo’s data centres are hyper-connected hubs that provide best-in-class colocation solutions which include power, security, network access, redundancy, rack space, and precision cooling to a wide network of customers.
The 15,000 km high-speed PEACE submarine cable adopts advanced technology of 16Tpbs per fibre pair with 200Gbps per single wavelength building a new routing path between the regions while providing greater resiliency and performance for interconnecting global workflows.
In addition to Kenya, the cable will reach France, Malta, Cyprus, Egypt, Seychelles, Pakistan and other countries and regions.