PEACE, together with Liquid Telecom and Africa Data Centre, announced launching of Kenya landing during Africa Com 2019, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Landing Party Agreement (LPA) was signed on 5 September 2019.
Development of the system began in 2017 and it will be ready for service in 2021. Once complete, PEACE will link France to Pakistan using the Europe-Asia route, and Mombasa in Kenya, via an Indian Ocean route that will ensure optimum latency, with plans to extend southwards towards South Africa and eastwards towards South East Asia.
Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa's largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. It also provides payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa and beyond.
Africa Data Centres, the largest network of carrier-neutral data centres on Africa continent, who provides rapid and secure data centre services and interconnections across the African continent.
Xiao Yanmin, Senior Project Director of PEACE Cable International Network, says it is a very important milestone for the launch of Kenya landing, which indicates PEACE cable network enables the connectivity towards India Ocean route and coverage of Eastern Africa.
Meanwhile, PEACE and Liquid Telecom achieved an initial deal on PEACE Kenya route connectivity.