Ooredoo Maldives Plc and PEACE Cable International Network Co., Ltd jointly announce to bring transcontinental international bandwidth to Maldives, connecting Maldives to the Singapore extension of PEACE Cable System which links Asia, Africa and Europe.
The Singapore section of PEACE will have a total length of 6,500km, in addition to Singapore and Maldives, it is proposed to land in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, etc.
When complete, the entire PEACE system will cover a population of over 2 billion and become an intercontinental submarine cable linking Asia-Africa-Europe, with a total length of over 25,000 km.
After the extension, PEACE will be able to provide a direct route from Singapore to France, enabling direct interconnection from East Asia to Europe. And it will also open up the information channel from Singapore to South Africa via Kenya, with ultra-low latency, making PEACE the only direct, low-latency submarine network in the world on this route.
The construction of the Singapore extension will also enrich PEACE routing products and enhance the overall capability. Singapore, as one of the global exchange nodes for communications services, is the hub of the submarine networks for connections from East Asia to South Asia, Persian Gulf, Mediterranean, and Europe regions.
This will make it easier for PEACE to integrate into the global network, increase the flexibility and provide more opportunities for future long-term operations.
Considering that the current submarine cables connecting Maldives only go to Sri Lanka and India, the access of PEACE will bring world-class traffic routes to Maldives for the first time, thus providing network operators and ISP regional customers with convenient, flexible, high-quality, neutral and sufficient bandwidth services that can benefit local businesses and residents, as well as providing a huge strategic opportunity for Maldives to have more Internet capacity and better resilience to boost its digital economy development.
PEACE Cable System, the high-speed, open cable system, will offer high capacity, low-latency routes connecting Asia, Europe and Africa. The system design adopts the latest 200G technology and WSS technology, which provides the capability to transmit up to 192Tbit/s. Its main trunk lands in Singapore, Pakistan, Kenya, Egypt and France.
PEACE Mediterranean segment, which landed in Marseille, Malta, Cyprus and Egypt, has already been put into commercial use. Besides, its overall delivery covering the Singapore extension will be RFS by the end of 2023, which will make PEACE as the earliest new-build submarine cable delivering on the Asia-Africa-Europe route. ■