February 5, 2021 – PEACE: An international submarine cable system company which devotes to interconnect global communication announced today a cooperative partnership with PCCW GLOBAL and Interxion 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, enabling low-latency access to over 160 connectivity providers along with multiple content, cloud, gaming and video streaming platforms.
Interxion’s Marseille campus is one of the world’s leading digital hubs for intercontinental data traffic with a thriving community of numerous connectivity providers, digital media and cloud segments along with local as well as global enterprises, providing customers with a strong foundation to execute their digital transformation strategies and scale globally.
PEACE cable will be the 15th subsea cable system to land in Marseille. The cooperation will not only further enhance the competitiveness of Marseille Network Hubs but also contribute to the expansion of PEACE market.
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 subsea cable will provide the most direct and high-capacity route from Asia to Europe. These features, combined with the 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.
“This collaboration with PEACE and PCCW Global not only solidifies Marseille’s future as an intercontinental hub with access to state-of-the-art communication services, but also affords Interxion’s global customer base entry into new markets and the ability to link their often geographically dispersed infrastructure in close proximity with the connected community.” said Mike Hollands, Senior Director, Market Development at Interxion.
“Interxion’s fluid interconnection environment in Marseille enables the PEACE subsea cable to efficiently service the needs of the vibrant community of interest on the campus, while extending the system’s reach to additional markets such as Frankfurt and Paris,” says Sameh Sobhy, Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Market Development at PCCW Global.
“Selecting the right data center in Europe for the PEACE subsea cable to interconnect with is a critical component to ensure the project’s commercial success. We know that with Interxion we have made the right strategic decision.” said Sun Xiaohua, Chief Operating Officer of the PEACE Cable International Network Co. Ltd.
About PEACE Cable International Network CO., LTD
PEACE Cable International Network CO., LTD, founded in 2018 and registered in Hong Kong. PEACE aims to be leading international submarine cable system operator. PEACE submarine cable system, connecting Asia, Africa and Europe, provides an open, flexible and carrier-neutral services for its customers. PEACE is targeted for completion in 2021. When complete, the high-speed PEACE cable system will offer the shortest routes from China to Europe and Africa, interconnecting three of the world’s most populous continents whilst at the same time dramatically reducing latency, delivering a superior connectivity experience which will be ideal for a vast array of commercial and consumer applications.
To learn more about PEACE Cable System, please visit www.peacecable.com
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is a leading international communications service provider, offering the latest mobility, voice and data solutions to multinational enterprises, telecommunications partners, cloud and application service providers. With a network footprint reaching over 3,000 cities in 160+ countries across 5 continents, our truly global coverage combined with local on-the-ground knowledge has helped us build best-in-class global connections linking Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Our network supports a portfolio of integrated communications services including connectivity, applications, and tailored solutions integrated and orchestrated by the Console Connect on-demand digital Software Defined Interconnection® platform, one of the first global platforms to fully automate switching and routing of all communications for seamless interconnection.
To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.
About Interxion: A Digital Realty Company
Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, is a leading provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre solutions across EMEA. With more than 700 connectivity providers in over 100 data centres across 13 European countries, Interxion provides communities of connectivity, cloud and content hubs. As part of Digital Realty, customers now have access to 49 metros across six continents. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com