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).
This landmark agreement, signed on 16 April 2019 at Capacity North Africa in Cairo, follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties in 2018.
Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) is 12,000 km long, and is targeted for completion in Q1, 2020.The system design will adopt the latest 200G technology and WSS technology, which provides the capability to transmit over 16 Tb/s per fiber pair, servicing growing regional capacity needs.
The PEACE cable system with landings in Pakistan that 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 is on a mission to bring affordable ultra-fast broadband on its own fiber network and in partnership with mobile and other fixed line carriers to the far reaches of Pakistan.
Danish Lakhani, CEO of Cybernet Pakistan, 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.”
Wu Qianjun, Vice president of Hengtong and CEO of PEACE Cable, said: “PEACE is the first privately owned submarine cable system from China. We are extremely excited to cooperate with Cybernet as our landing partner in Pakistan for PEACE for the deployment and commercialization of better connectivity between Asia, Africa and Europe.”