A cable landing party agreement has been signed between PEACE Cable International Network Co Ltd (PEACE Cable) and Cyber Internet Services Pvt Ltd (Cybernet Pakistan) on April 16, 2019 at Capacity North Africa in Cairo. Pakistan Internet Capacity to be Expanded by 96 Tb/s with New Submarine
According to agreement, both parties will follow a memorandum of understanding signed in 2018.
Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) is a 12,000km long, privately owned cable system that provides open, flexible and carrier-neutral services for its customers.
PEACE is targeted for completion in the first quarter of 2020. The system design will deploy the latest 200G and WSS technology. This latest technology will offer the ability to transmit over 16 Tb/s per fibre pair, servicing growing regional capacity needs.
Pakistan Internet Capacity to be Expanded by 96 Tb/s with New Submarine
The PEACE cable system with landings in Pakistan, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya and France – in the first phase – will connect the three most populated continents in the world, providing critical interconnection to the economic corridors of Asia, Europe and Africa. A total capacity of 96 Tb/s will be added to Pakistan’s internet infrastructure.
Cybernet will be deploying PEACE Pakistan Cable Landing Station (CLS) and managing its operations in Pakistan. Cybernet is on a mission to bring affordable ultra-fast broadband on its own fibre network and in partnership with mobile and other fixed line carriers to the far reaches of Pakistan.
Cybernet Pakistan CEO Danish Lakhani said:
We are humbled to be able to contribute in bringing a submarine cable system that will have an outsized impact on the digital landscape in Pakistan.”
He further added that:
PEACE is the only cable system that originates in Pakistan and connects three continents (Asia, Africa and Europe) and elevates our country’s strategic standing in the global connectivity race. The cable will also bolster the redundancy of our country’s connectivity to the rest of the world. At Cybernet, our vision is to create an enabling environment for Pakistan’s digital landscape where ISPs, carriers, CDNs, content providers and virtually all IT-enabled firms can extend affordable services to our citizens – while contributing to increasing GDP, IT exports and total factor productivity”
The CEO said that with its ultra-low latency design, the cable will cut down transit time between Pakistan and France to less than 90 milliseconds – dramatically improving the response time of internet-based applications and the experience of our users.