23 Oct The PEACE Cable and American Telecom
By GeoTel Communications
Working to connect parts of the middle east to East Africa and Europe, the PEACE Cable seeks to create a stronger fiber optic connection to areas in China and Pakistan.
Though the completion date has been pushed from the 4th quarter of 2019 to the 1st quarter of 2020, the Chinese Huawei Marine Networks has entered the next phase of the PEACE Cables completion; manufacturing and laying the fiber. The submarine cable, which will serve and connect Pakistan, Djibouti, Somalia, and Kenya to South Africa and Europe, was conceived to improve the internet connectivity in Pakistan.
Across the globe, American telecom companies are likely to feel the impact of the cable as it ushers in a new level of international connectivity. While Pakistani internet rates have been steadily rising from just .1 percent of the population having internet access in 2000 to 22.2 percent in 2018, the PEACE Cable seeks to increase this number at a faster pace. This rising level of citizens with access to the internet means that American companies and media outlets have a stronger chance of reaching that Middle Eastern, European, and Chinese consumers.
Connecting Europe, China, and Africa, the submarine cable opens previously less visible counties into the international online marketplace. And for American telecom companies, this proves to be a game changer as added consumers translate to a larger marketplace, which strengthens both the competition and possible construction of new locations between corporations.
The increased connectivity in this area places high expectations on the under-construction PEACE Cable. Huawei Marine is confident that the submarine fiber optic cable will be the solution to faster connectivity and internet use in the Middle Eastern and African areas.