Kenya receives Ksh.44 billion submarine fibre cable for cheaper internet

Kenya receives Ksh.44 billion submarine fibre cable for cheaper internet

Kenya has welcomed the sixth submarine fibre cable worth Ksh.44 billion, which runs for 15,000 kilometres.

The cable is expected to last for 25 years and has a capacity of 16 Terabytes per second.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Cabinet Secretary (CS) Joe Mucheru during the launch said the cable has a combined capacity of the other five cables launched in the past.

Hence, the cable comes with improved efficiency and cutting internet costs in Kenya and the region.

Some of the countries connected by the cable are Pakistan, Kenya, Egypt, France and other countries along the way.

It was funded courtesy of Telkom Kenya, Orange, Telecom Egypt, Cybernet, HMN Tech and PCCW Global.

The cable is dubbed Pakistan and East Africa Connecting to Europe (PEACE).

The first cable landed in Kenya in 2009 named The East Africa Marine System (TEAMS).

In the year 2020, Kenya received the fifth submarine fibre cable with a capacity of 36 Terabytes from Djibouti named Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE 1) in Mombasa.

The cable covers a total distance of 5400 kilometres and has a lifetime span of 20 years.

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