Engineering Post Report
PEACE Cable International Network Company Limited has completed the construction and laying of PEACE submarine cable infrastructure in Pakistan together with Cybernet.
The Pakistan-Egypt segment of PEACE has recently achieved final splicing thus enabling connectivity from Karachi, Pakistan, to Marseille, France and is ready for service.
The PEACE Cable, a 90 TBPS (terabits per second) submarine cable , is now all set for service in Pakistan raising to 10 the total number of submarine cables currently connecting or planning to connect Pakistan with the world.
The number of broadband subscribers and demand for data registered rapid double-digit growth in Pakistan over the last several years. The number of broadband subscribers has grown to 119 million , representing 53.92 per cent of the total population of the country.
The PEACE Pakistan-Egypt segment connects Karachi, Pakistan and Zafarana, Egypt, spanning a total length of 5800 km . The landings of Karachi and Zafarana were completed some months back. In addition, the Mediterranean segment of PEACE linking Marseille,France, to Abu Talat, Egypt, a 3200 km long project had also achieved the status of ready to use in March 2022. Thus, the route from Pakistan to France of the PEACE Cable system was now fully constructed and ready for use.
Thee landing agreement by Cubernet and PEACE Cable was signed in 2019. Cybernet, the landing partner of PEACE in Pakistan has built the country’s state of the art Cable Landing Station in Karachi which will allow global carriers, Content Delivery Networks, content providers and virtually all IT-enabled firms to tap into the submarine cable capacity at easily accessible inter-connect points across Pakistan. Cybernet has the most robust fire optic network across Pakistan which will also facilitate access and boost business opportunities for PEAC Cable system in the Asian region.
Following the deployment of the PEACE submarine cable system, Pakistan will have access to high-speed, large-volume internet bandwidth with express connectivity to France. This cable with its ultra-low latency design will reduce latency between Pakistan and France to 92 milliseconds. This will thus also improve the response time of Internet-based based applications and experience of Pakistan users while providing much-needed redundancy to Pakistan’s Internet infrastructure. The increased capacity will finally make it possible for providing ultra-fast bandwidth connections across Pakistani citizens with speeds comparable to those in cities such as Hong kong, Singapore and New York.