PCCW Global Doubles Capacity on PEACE with Infinera’s ICE Technology

Infinera and PCCW Global, an international telecommunications service provider, announced the completion of a significant deployment on the PEACE cable system between Marseille, Cyprus, and Abu Talat, Egypt.

Using Infinera’s ICE technology, PCCW Global can offer network operators the ability to increase capacity per fiber pair on these critical Middle East and Mediterranean fiber routes.

Network operators continuously are expanding cloud-based services to create more connected communities, driving the need for subsea network upgrades globally. PCCW Global’s capacity upgrade on the PEACE cable system is one of a series of upgrades planned for this year. As the first and only open cable system in the Mediterranean Sea, the PEACE cable system can support numerous service providers in the region.

By leveraging Infinera’s ICE technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform, PCCW Global can reach individual wavelength speeds of 650Gbs resulting in more capacity, with less hardware and providing up to 25 terabits per fiber pair. The combination enables network operators to provide high-capacity services between the Middle East and the Mediterranean region.

PCCW VP of EMEA Subsea Cable Systems Haitham Zahran said, “The PEACE cable system is the highest-performing open cable system connecting Asia, Europe and Africa. By collaborating with Infinera to upgrade our network segment to increase fiber capacity, we are able to offer customers industry-leading innovation that provides the most reliability and highest capacity fiber pair available.”

Infinera’s SVP of World Sales Nick Walden added, “Infinera’s subsea solutions have historically provided network operators the greatest amount of value from their fiber assets using innovative, industry-leading technology. Infinera’s ICE solution enables PCCW Global to offer network operators open, scalable and flexible services to meet the region’s growing bandwidth demands.”