PEACE-MED Subsea Cable Section Goes Live

PCCW Global, an international telecommunications service provider, and PEACE Cable International Network Co. Ltd., a global submarine cable operator dedicated to worldwide communications interconnection, have announced the completion of the PEACE cable system’s PEACE-MED Mediterranean section, which is ready to provide a range of high-speed and low-latency connectivity services for international customers.

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, provided by Orange helped form PEACE-MED’s open cable system, which is fully operational and ready to provide customers with a range of telecommunications and data services.

Overall, the high-speed and low-latency PEACE cable system is designed to connect three of the largest and most populous continents in the world – Asia, Africa and Europe. The PEACE cable, which was laid by the teams at Orange Marine, represents collaboration between PEACE Cable International and PCCW Global.

The cable system will provide the shortest and most direct data route from Asia to Europe, combined with low latency that is vital for people and organizations to connect efficiently through the innovative use of ICT.

The overall PEACE project is the latest new-build submarine cable to link Asia, Africa and Europe. Deploying a state-of-the-art “system-within-a-system” configuration, it gives respective parties the necessary flexibility to design their own subsystem with reconfigurable bandwidth for different points over the lifetime of the cable PEACE’s main trunk lands in France, Egypt, Kenya and Pakistan.

Cable extension to Singapore and South Africa is also under consideration. PEACE-MED’s cable landings in Cyprus, Abu Talat, Marseille and Malta were all completed during 2021, while stub branching units have been reserved for direct landing points in other countries providing additional access options and opportunities for the entire Mediterranean region.