Upcoming networks

Our submarine cable network has grown steadily over the years and we currently have 8 Operational cable systems, with the latest to go live being the DARE1 network. At the time of writing, we have 6 cable system projects at various stages of the network lifecycle. Below are the key details of 4 of these upcoming networks:

PEACE CABLE

Short for Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) this network will provide a cost-effective, diverse route for the escalating demand for capacity among Asia, Africa and Europe.

Key Facts:

  • Cable Length: 15,000 km
  • Carrier Neutral Services
  • Adopt the latest 200G technology
  • Up to 16T/FP design capacity
  • Ready for Service (RFS) 2021 Q4

For more information visit the network website: www.peacecable.net

2AFRICA

2Africa is one of the largest subsea projects in the world, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

We wrote a post about the 2Africa cable back in May 2020 so read it here so you can find all the key facts there. The Ready for Service (RFS) 2023.

Also visit the network website: www.2africacable.com

SMW6

The South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 6 (SEA-ME-WE 6) has been preceded by 5 similar networks with the last one being the SEAMEWE 5.

Key Facts:

  • Bangladesh, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, the UAE, Djibouti, Egypt, Turkey, Italy, France, Myanmar and Yemen are the consortium member of SEA-ME-WE-6.
  • Cable Length: 10,000 km
  • Design capacity: 120 Tbit/s
  • Ready for Service (RFS) 2023 Q4

There is no official website as yet but we’ll no doubt be posting further updates from this network in the near future.

AFRICA 1

The Africa-1 submarine cable system will span 10,000km and help support the increasing data demands between Africa and the rest of the world.

Africa-1 Cable Map, Source: ASN

Key Facts:

  • Cable Length: 10,000 km
  • Consists of 8 fibre pairs
  • Ready for Service (RFS) 2023 Q4

So in just over two years, all the above 4 networks will be live massively boosting our reach, capacity and product offerings. Discussions are also on-going for 2 further submarine cable projects and we’ll post about these soon too.

Stay tuned for further updates on these upcoming networks over the coming months!

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