[Suzhou, China, October 22, 2018] PEACE Cable International Network Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of HENGTONG Group and Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd today announce that the PEACE Cable project has entered into the cable and material manufacturing stage. The PEACE Cable system spanning 12,000 km will connect Asia, Africa and Europe and is targeted to be ready for service in the first quarter of 2020.
Once complete, the high-speed, 200G, 16Tbps per fiber pair PEACE Cable system will offer the shortest routes from China to Europe and Africa, dramatically reducing latency and providing a new information expressway for interconnection between the regions. The system’s open access and carrier neutral data centers will have a big impact in the countries connected to the cable system. PEACE Cable has signed cooperation agreements to land the network in Somalia and Seychelles to boost local network service quality in both nations.
This project’s cable had been awarded to HENGTONG Marine, a subsidiary of HENGTONG Group as well, whose submarine cables have been applied globally in recent years, including in the FOA project in Chile, the PNG project in Papua New Guinea, Avassa project in Comoros, the NaSCOM project in the Maldives, the Megacable project in Mexico and the IGW project in Peru, etc.
Sun Xiaohua, Chief Operating Officer of PEACE Cable said, “PEACE Cable has created a new business model in the submarine cable industry that builds a bridge for these regions communications and provides connectivity opportunities to players all along the route by investing in the branches and gaining bandwidth on the trunk in a more efficient way.”
Zhang Hongxiang, Project Delivery Director of Huawei Marine said, “We are glad to work with this creative network, which is open to connect along the route on any of the potential points, however with the commerce of cable manufacture, such extensions are dependent on the plan of work. Players who get on board soon will secure better flexibility on this network.”
About HENGTONG GROUP and PEACE
HENGTONG GROUP was founded in 1991, possessing over 70 wholly-owned and holding companies (3 of which are listed companies on Shanghai Stock Exchange's main board, Hong Kong, and Indonesia), establishes industrial bases in up to 10 provinces and cities in China, 9 research and development industry bases around the world, also marketing technological service branches in over 30 countries and regions around the world, and registers the brand name in 119 countries. At the same time, the products of HENGTONG are widely used in more than 140 countries and areas. It occupies 15% of the global market of optic fiber network, ranking in top 3 brands of the global optical fiber communication. The staff number now in HENGTONG GROUP exceeds 20, 000 （including 4000 oversea employees） and the revenue reaches 12 billion dollars in 2017.
Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) is 12,000 km long, privately owned cable system that provides an open, flexible and carrier-neutral services for its customers. PEACE is targeted for completion in Q1, 2020. The system design will adopt the latest 200G transmission technology and WSS ROAMD BU technology, which provides the capability to transmit over 16Tbps per fiber pair servicing growing regional capacity needs.
This network topology will substantially reduce network latency by adopting shortest direct route connectivity, providing cost-effective capacity in an economically growing region and enhancing route diversity between Asia, Africa and Europe.
About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.
Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Combining the substantial expertise of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates state-of-the-art optical transmission technology and 160 years of marine engineering and installation excellence with a strong commitment to the development of innovative submarine cable network solutions throughout the globe. Huawei Marine delivers highly reliable, cost-effective turnkey submarine cable system solutions incorporating system design, integration and installation services with an on-going focus and commitment to customer support for network operators.
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