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PEACE-MED Mediterranean subsea cable goes live

By , ITWeb’s Zambian correspondent.
Africa , 01 Apr 2022

PEACE Cable International Network Company and its partner communications services provider PCCW Global have announced that PEACE-MED, the PEACE cable system’s Mediterranean segment, is now live.

Designed to connect Asia, Africa and Europe, PEACE-MED, a part of the trunk of the PEACE cable system trunk, is a 3,200km undersea cable that connects Egypt to France, with additional landing points in Cyprus and Malta.

The landing in Marseille, France helped form PEACE-MED’s open cable system which is now fully operational and ready to provide customers with a wide range of telecommunications and data services.

PEACE’s main trunk also lands in Egypt, Kenya and Pakistan.

According the PEACE Cable International Network Company, there are also plans to extend the cable to Singapore and South Africa.

The company said PEACE-MED’s cable landings in Cyprus, Abu Talat, Marseille and Malta were all completed in 2021, while stub branching units have been reserved for direct landing points to other countries, thereby providing additional access options and opportunities for the entire Mediterranean region.

Sun Xiaohua, COO PEACE Cable International said, “The completion of PEACE-MED is an exciting moment of PEACE cable team as a whole. We are very grateful for the efforts of the entire PEACE-MED delivery team as well as the efforts of our partners, Orange Marine and PCCW Global that have enabled us to reach such an important milestone. The successful delivery of PEACE-MED gives us great confidence in the success of the project as a whole and we look forward to the completion of the entire PEACE system this year, which will contribute to the optimisation of a digital ecosystem of the Mediterranean region and achieving our vision of a connected world with our partners.”

Frederick Chui, chief commercial officer, PCCW Global added, “Despite the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, PEACE-MED completion was achieved, thanks to the tireless efforts of our teams, ensuring that all elements of system planning, design, manufacturing, integrating, laying and testing were concluded smoothly. We recognise their efforts and look forward to welcoming our clients and partners on the first completed section of the PEACE cable project.”

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