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Post  Sirop14 on Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:13 pm

Signing of agreement for Seychelles’ second submarine cable

06-September-2018
‘Ensuring security of connectivity for the country’
If all goes according to plan, Seychelles is expected to get its second submarine cable in 2020, a move which will ensure the security of connectivity for the country.

The contractual documents for the project was signed yesterday by the Seychelles Cable Systems Co Ltd (SCS) with Huawei Marine Networks, Peace Cable International Networks, and Huawei International.

President Danny Faure witnessed the signing which took place at the Legendale Hotel in Beijing, China.

Work on the milestone project is expected to start in 2019.

SCS comprises the Seychelles government and the two main telecom providers in Seychelles – Airtel and Cable & Wireless. Seychelles is presently connected by one submarine cable system, SEAS (Seychelles East Africa System), built by SCS in 2012.

This new contract will allow Seychelles to also be connected to the PEACE (Pakistan East Africa Cable Express) system, thereby ensuring the security of connectivity for the country.

Benjamin Choppy, principal secretary of the department of information communications technology (ICT) and chairperson of SCS, delivered the opening remarks at the ceremony, saying "this is historic for the Seychelles since it marks the start of achieving one of its strategic national infrastructure projects”.

“With the second submarine cable link to the country, we achieve our long-desired goal of security in our international telecommunications link. Connectivity to the rest of the world is indispensable for a small island developing state like Seychelles,” he added.

“SEAS links Seychelles to mainland Africa and it was also built by SCS in 2012. This time, by joining PEACE, Seychelles will not only be linked to Africa and Asia but also directly to Europe, which is very beneficial. It is good for us and it is also good for the PEACE cable initiative. It is a win-win for us all. It is also opportune that the signature of this contract takes place during the time that the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is taking place in Beijing. The signing today represents a good example of South-South cooperation between businesses from both Africa and China,” concluded Mr Choppy.

On his part, the chief executive of Huawei Sri Lanka, Shunli Wang, said the agreement with SCS fits perfectly with Huawei’s vision and mission of digital connectivity for the world.

“Huawei is committed to bringing connectivity to every home, including the beautiful Seychelles, and we are very excited to see the benefits that this project will bring,” said Mr Wang.
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Post  Sirop14 on Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:53 pm

Huawei's PEACE cable to serve Seychelles enters manufacturing stage

26-October-2018

The long-awaited PEACE (Pakistan East Africa Cable Express) cable system that will land in Seychelles, Pakistan, Egypt, France, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya and South Africa, has entered the manufacturing stage.

Peace Cable International Network and Huawei Marine Networks made the announcement this week.

The 12,000 kilometre cable system will connect Asia, Africa and Europe and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2020.

“We are glad to work with this creative network, which is open to connect along the route on any of the potential points, however with the commerce of cable manufacture, such extensions are dependent on the plan of work. Players who get on board soon will secure better flexibility on this network,” said Zhang Hongxiang, project delivery director at Huawei Marine.

Once complete, the high-speed, 200G, 16Tbps per fiber pair PEACE Cable system will offer the shortest routes from China to Europe and Africa, dramatically reducing latency and providing a new information expressway for interconnection between the regions.

The system’s open access and carrier neutral data centres will have a big impact in the countries connected to the cable system. PEACE Cable has signed cooperation agreements to land the network in Somalia and Seychelles to boost local network service quality in both nations.

“PEACE Cable has created a new business model in the submarine cable industry that builds a bridge for these regions communications and provides connectivity opportunities to players all along the route by investing in the branches and gaining bandwidth on the trunk in a more efficient way,” Sun Xiaohua, chief operating officer of PEACE Cable said.
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