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Interxion to deliver submarine cable gateway to Europe

Christian Fernsby |
Interxion has signed an agreement with PCCW GLOBAL to locate the Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) subsea cable system’s termination and interconnection equipment in Interxion’s MRS2 data centre in Marseille, France.

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The collaboration will enable low-latency access to over 160 connectivity providers along with multiple content, cloud, gaming and video streaming platforms.

The high-speed, 15,000km PEACE subsea cable system will offer high capacity, low-latency routes connecting China, Europe and Africa. In addition to France, the cable will land in Malta, Cyprus, Egypt, Djibouti, Kenya, Pakistan and other countries and regions with onward terrestrial connectivity to China.

The PEACE cable will be the fifthteenth subsea cable system to land in Marseille, further enhancing the value of Network Hubs deployed on PlatformDIGITAL, Digital Realty’s global infrastructure solution, in the region as enterprises seek greater resiliency and performance for interconnecting global workflows.

The collaboration represents a strategic expansion of both PlatformDIGITAL and Console Connect, PCCW Global’s Software Defined Interconnection platform. Both platforms enable new and existing customers to deploy and manage hybrid IT services quickly and efficiently.

Console Connect is available to Interxion customers at MRS1, MRS2 and MRS3, providing them with instant access to a global ecosystem of cloud, SaaS, UcaaS, IX and IoT partners, as well as extended coverage to more than 400 data centers in 47 countries worldwide.

Interxion customers in Marseille can also access Console Connect’s new Internet On-Demand service, which offers high-performance internet access on-demand across PCCW Global’s leading Tier 1 IP network.

The PEACE system will provide the most direct and high-capacity route from Asia to Europe. These features, combined with exceptionally low latency, are vitally important for a wide array of commercial and consumer applications.

Moreover, PEACE deploys a state-of-the-art “system within a system” configuration that gives each party the required flexibility to design its own subsystem with reconfigurable bandwidth for different points over the lifetime of the cable.

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