A landing party contract signed up between Cybernet Pakistan and PEACE Cable International Network Company Ltd is set to boost Pakistan’s internet national infrastructure capability by 96 terabits per 2nd with the country’s 1st carrier-neutral, open-access submarine cable system.
Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe ( PEACE ) Cable International Network Company Ltd and Cyber Internet Services Pvt Ltd ( Cybernet Pakistan ) authorized the contract on April 16 in Cairo, a press release said. A Memorandum of Understanding for the plan was inked in 2018.
The PEACE cable system, with landings in Pakistan, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, and France, will supply important interconnectivity to the financial corridors of Asia, Europe, and Africa. It is a 12,000-kilometre-long, privately owned cable system “that delivers a start, adjustable and carrier-neutral services for its customer”, the press release said. The 1st stage of the plan will connect Asia, Europe, and Africa. PEACE is slated for achievement in the 1st quarter of 2020.
The announcement said that the plan would enable carriers to increase gigabit speeds to the nearest population and will be instrumental in the conference the exponential development in bandwidth demand from mobile and set broadband customers in Pakistan and neighboring countries.
“The method design will take the recent 200G technology and WSS technology, which provides the capability to broadcast over 16 terabits per fiber pair, servicing growing regional capability requirements,” the statement said. Cybernet is the PEACE Cable Landing Station Partner in Pakistan and will be deploying PEACE Pakistan Cable Landing Station (CLS) and handling its operations.
Cybernet will also be developing Pakistan’s 1st carrier-neutral cable landing station for PEACE cable by March 2020 in Karachi. Cybernet Pakistan CEO Danish Lakhani, while dealing with a ceremony in this regard said that the submarine cable system would have an “outsized impact on the digital landscape in Pakistan”.
“With its ultra-low latency model, the cable will reduce transit time between Pakistan and France to under 90 milliseconds — dramatically improving the response time of internet-based functions and the knowledge of our users,” he explained.”The cable will also bolster the redundancy of our country’s connectivity to the rest of the world,” the CEO added.