Mombasa, April 12, 2022—PEACE Cable International Network Co., Ltd, the major investor and operator of PEACE cable system and Telkom Kenya, as the landing partner, has successfully landed this new submarine cable system in Mombasa, aiming to bring Kenya and the entire Africa with faster and more stable communication services connecting Europe, Asia and other directions.
This investment will connect France to Pakistan via the Europe-Asia route, and Mombasa, Kenya, via an Indian Ocean route, providing the most direct connectivity route from Asia and East Africa to Europe, as well as reducing existing communication delays between the continents.
Once operational in 2022, The 15,000km long PEACE cable will give Kenya a strategic boost with respect to more flexible digital connection options, including high-speeds of 200 Gbps per single wavelength with a total capacity of 192Tbps, as well as stable and secure data access possibilities. Further, the continued growth in consumer demand for connectivity and data will unlock new markets for co-location data centers, content development networks and Over-the-Top service providers in the country.
"We are very proud of working with such an excellent partner as TKL to jointly complete this successful landing in Kenya. PEACE will bring more diversified digital connection options and provide high-speed, large-capacity and stable data access opportunities to Kenya in the future,” Sun Xiaohua, Chief Operating Officer of PEACE Cable said. ”With the entire delivery approaching, we will spare no efforts with PEACE source to bring more business development to this region.”
Telkom's CEO, Mr. Mugo KIBATI says: "The investment in submarine cables is of strategic importance to Telkom, where we view access to the Internet as a fundamental human right. Interest in this kind of delivery infrastructure is growing due to the sharp increase in the demand of Internet services including: cloud computing, streaming, gaming, connected devices, and also taking into account the customer’s demand for seamless service provision with no interruption. We are therefore proud to contribute to Kenya's strategic evolution to become a digital economy, in line with the country's Big 4 Agenda that relies on ICTs to enhance processes, improve efficiencies, and boost consistency in service delivery to Kenyans." Mr. KIBATI adds，“This ultra-high capacity Cable will assist Kenya and the region in meeting its current and future broadband capacity requirements, bolster redundancy, minimise transit time of our country's connectivity to Asia and Europe, as well as assist carriers in providing affordable services to Kenyans. This is in line with our long-term goal of effectively addressing the digital transformation being witnessed in Kenya and the region, as we seek to become the technology partner of choice in these markets.”
PEACE's landing makes it the sixth submarine cable landing in Kenya, preceded by Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE 1), SEACOM, East African Marine System (TEAMS), Eastern African Submarine Cable System (Easy) and Lion2 submarine cable systems.
PEACE's second phase involves extending the cable to Southern Africa, boosting bandwidth and connectivity from its current African landing point in Mombasa, Kenya, all the way to South Africa, and opening new markets to cable partners in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and East Africa.
About PEACE Cable International Network CO., LTD
PEACE Cable International Network CO., LTD, founded in 2018 and registered in Hong Kong. PEACE aims to be leading international submarine cable system operator. PEACE submarine cable system, connecting Asia, Africa and Europe, provides an open, flexible and carrier-neutral services for its customers. PEACE is targeted for completion in 2022. When complete, the high-speed PEACE cable system will offer the shortest routes from China to Europe and Africa, interconnecting three of the world's most populous continents whilst at the same time dramatically reducing latency, delivering a superior connectivity experience which will be ideal for a vast array of commercial and consumer applications.
To learn more about PEACE Cable System, please visit: www.peacecable.com
About Telkom Kenya
Telkom connects the people that keep Kenya on the move. It does this by providing integrated telecommunications solutions to individuals, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Government and large corporates in Kenya, drawing from a diverse solutions suite that includes voice, data, mobile money as well as network services. Powered by its vast fibre optic infrastructure, it is also a major provider of wholesale carrier-to-carrier traffic, within the country and the region.
Telkom is building on strong, consumer-centric ethos that is committed to providing innovative, accessible and refreshingly simple communications solutions that suit customers’ everyday communication needs.
Established as a telecommunications operator in April 1999, Telkom is 60 per cent owned by Helios Investment Partners, with the remaining stake held by Kenyans through the Government of Kenya. Telkom Kenya owns a 23% stake in TEAMS, a 5,000km undersea fibre optic cable through Fujairah, UAE; a 10% stake in LION2 another 2,700km undersea fibre optic cable through Mauritius and owns a 2.6% stake in the East African Submarine System Cable.
Please visit www.telkom.co.ke to get to know more about Telkom.