Huawei Marine, Tropical Science Begin PEACE Subsea Cable Work
5 January 2018
Huawei Marine has, in conjunction with Tropical Science, started work on desk study and marine survey for the construction of the Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE) submarine cable.
The cable, with a total length of 13,000km, will connect South Asia (Pakistan) and East Africa (Djibouti) and Kenya, with a northern expansion to Egypt and further southern expansion from Kenya to South Africa.
With initial work underway, the project is targeted for completion in Q4, 2019.
The project will facilitate connectivity from China to Pakistan via existing terrestrial cable networks and create the shortest route from China to Europe via Africa.