PEACE and iColo Ink Deal To Increase Connectivity Access And High Performance Across The African Region.
New Subsea cable connecting Asia, Europe and Africa deployed at iColo MBA1, Mombasa, Kenya
PEACE Press Release
October 5, 2021
Hong Kong – PEACE Cable International Network Co., Limited, an international submarine cable system company which is devoted to interconnected global communications, announces to deploy the PEACE submarine cable system at iColo, a leading carrier and cloud neutral data center provider, at their data center (MBA1) in Mombasa, Kenya. This will widen the PEACE global network connection and increase its competitiveness and connectivity across the Kenya, East Africa and the African continent. This new cable system strengthens Mombasa’s role as the Gateway to Africa.
PEACE will provide high-capacity, low-latency routes connecting Asia, Europe and Africa with industry-leading high-speed access for connectivity providers. It will also maintain low-latency connections for data transmission in multiple aspects such as content, cloud, gaming and video streaming platforms. This will provide access to the other networks at MBA1 for unique high-capacity routes directly to Europe and Asia as MBA1 has more than 40 connectivity providers and multiple internet exchanges supporting an even larger group of local and global customers to execute their digital transformation strategies across the globe.
iColo’s data centers are hyper-connected hubs that provide best-in-class colocation solutions which include power, security, network access, redundancy, rack space, and precision cooling to a wide network of customers. The 15,000 km high-speed PEACE submarine cable adopts advanced technology of 16Tpbs per fiber pair with 200Gbps per single wavelength building a new routing path between the regions while providing greater resiliency and performance for interconnecting global workflows. In addition to Kenya, the cable will reach France, Malta, Cyprus, Egypt, Seychelles, Pakistan and other countries and regions.
Sun Xiaohua , the COO of PEACE Cable, says: “This cooperation with iColo is of great significance for PEACE’s layout in Kenya and Africa. We will not only provide modern interconnection, but also provide better Internet access and performance for more than 270M internet users in the region.”
Ranjith Cherickel, CEO at iColo says: “The new PEACE cable meets the exponential need for exchange of high-speed data and video traffic between Kenya and the world enabling our customers to extract the best routes for their global workflows and efficiently execute their digital strategies. This game changing new cable system at MBA1 will be the catalyst for permanent changes in internet usage patterns in the region as we transition into the digitally connected world. This will deliver far-reaching connectivity benefits to meet the rapidly growing bandwidth demand of the African region.”
About PEACE Cable International Network CO. LTD
PEACE Cable International Network CO., LTD, founded in 2018 and registered in Hong Kong. PEACE Cable aims to be leading international submarine cable system operator. PEACE submarine cable system, connecting Asia, Africa and Europe, provides an open, flexible and carrier-neutral services for its customers.
PEACE cable system is targeted for completion in 2021. When complete, the high-speed PEACE cable system will offer the shortest routes from China to Europe and Africa, interconnecting three of the world’s most populous continents whilst at the same time dramatically reducing latency, delivering a superior connectivity experience which will be ideal for a vast array of commercial and consumer applications. To learn more about PEACE Cable System, please visit www.peacecable.com
iColo designs, builds and operates state of the art carrier neutral data centers to serve a broad spectrum of clients – telecom carriers, ISPs and peering points, IT and cloud providers, content providers, enterprise and financial services customers.
These Data Centers are highly connected hubs and provide co-location services including power, security, redundancy, space, and precision cooling to its customers. iCoIo.io is part of Digital Realty (DLR) with over 275+ data centers in 24 countries across 6 continents. To learn more about iColo.io, please visit https://www.icolo.io/ or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.