Huawei Marine announced Wednesday that the marine survey for the Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE) submarine cable, which connects South Asia with East Africa, is now underway.
The PEACE submarine cable system will connect Pakistan, Djibouti, Kenya, Egypt, and other countries along the Red Sea with a total system length of 8,800km.
Huawei Marine said it is working with its long-term partner EGS Ltd. to conduct a hydrographic and geophysical survey of the seabed along the planned cable route.
According to Huawei Marine, EGS’ specialized survey vessel the RV Ridley Thomas, has arrived in the region to commence offshore survey operations.
The PEACE project, signed in November 2017 between Huawei Marine and Tropical Science, is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Zhang Hongxiang, project director for Huawei Marine, said the cable system, which is based on 200G WDM technology, will support the rapid development of the East African regional economy and facilitate connectivity between Asia, Africa and Europe.