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Submarine cable links Pakistan to France


ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) Cable International Network Company Limited has finished the construction of a submarine cable infrastructure providing connectivity from Karachi to Marseille in France and is ready for service.

According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the segment connects Karachi and Zafarana in Egypt.

The length of this segment is 5,800 kilometres. The feat was disclosed in an online meeting between PTA Chairman Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa and the management of PEACE Cable.

The delegation comprised Peace Management Chief Operating Officer Sun Xiaohua, Peace Management Director Zhang Donghai, Commercial Director Chirs Zhang, who participated in the meeting via video link as well as Peace Cable Country Manager Pakistan Shoaib Ashfaq Qureshi who was present in the huddle in person.

The delegation expressed its interest in investment opportunities in the country. It also discussed future plans for the development of innovative digital technology solutions to accelerate progress toward a digitally connected Pakistan.

“The segment from Pakistan to France has now been built well, which is really a thrilling milestone,” said the COO of PEACE Cable. Country Manager Qureshi said on the occasion that PEACE was the first international submarine cable starting from Pakistan and reaching Europe, Africa and Singapore.

“It is a new beginning of the submarine chapter for the Pakistan market, we are very excited to grow this region’s connectivity,” he added.

PEACE Cable is a 15,000-kilometre-long submarine cable from Pakistan to France. It has been extended from Pakistan to Singapore for an additional 6,500 kilometres.




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