China’s Digital Silk Road reaches Mombasa in Kenya, East Africa

China’s information “expressway” connecting China, Europe and Africa have taken a step forward with the arrival of an undersea cable in the Kenyan port of Mombasa.

The Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (Peace) cable is part of the Digital Silk Road initiative and will also connect Pakistan, Cyprus, Egypt, France, and Malta.

The project is being developed by PEACE Cable International Network Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China’s HENGTONG Group.  Huawei Marine Network is lead contractor.

Peace has entered the final stage for the entire delivery and will be put into commercial use later this year, with the 15,000km project due to be completed within the next few months.

“We are delighted to announce that ,” Zheng said at an event in Mombasa to mark the landing of the cable.

The submarine cable starts in Gwadar and Karachi in Pakistan, and passes through various sites in Africa, including Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia and Egypt, to end in Marseilles, France. It will be extended to Singapore and South Africa in the second phase.



Source: SCMP,  31 Mar, 2022. https://www.scmp.com/…/chinas-peace-cable-linking…

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