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[XGNews]: Peace submarine cable landed in Kenya and successfully connected China with Europe and Africa

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On the afternoon of March 30, Beijing time (Jiang junmu) according to Bloomberg, a US $425 million submarine optical cable connecting China with Europe and Africa has landed in Kenya.

The 15000 kilometer (9320 mile) peace, Pakistan and East Africa connect in Europe submarine optical cable is part of the “digital silk road” initiative, which involves the deployment of ICT infrastructure to promote trade and investment between Asian economies and the rest of the world.

The peace submarine optical cable crosses Pakistan from China on land, then passes about 12000 kilometers (7500 miles) underwater, and finally reaches France. The other branch winds southward to East Africa and reaches the Kenyan port city of Mombasa. It is said that in the second phase, the project is planned to extend to Singapore and southern Africa.

The leading construction party of the project is Chinese enterprise Jiangsu Hengtong photoelectric Co., Ltd.

According to previously published information, Heping submarine optical cable adopts advanced 200g wavelength division transmission technology, and the design capacity of each fiber pair reaches 16tbps.

Mugo Kibati, chief executive of Telkom Kenya, said that the submarine optical cable will help East Africa meet future broadband capacity needs, enhance redundancy and minimize the time delay of the connection between Asia and Europe.

Peace submarine optical cable is the sixth submarine optical cable landed in Kenya, and Kenya Telecom operates and maintains five of them.

Submarine optical cables have important strategic significance. Many of them are owned and operated by American companies, strengthening the country’s leading position on the Internet.

According to the data of the Institute of peace and conflict studies, an Indian think tank, and Leiden Asia Center, the Netherlands, by 2019, China had become the landing point, owner or supplier of 11.4% of the world’s submarine cables. This proportion is expected to increase to 20% between 2025 and 2030.

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