China Mobile International (CMI) and PEACE Cable International Network Co., Limited (PEACE Cable) have forged a strategic alliance in a landmark agreement set to reshape the digital landscape. This memorandum of understanding was unveiled on the opening day of ITW Africa, one of the most significant carrier events in the region in Nairobi, Kenya.

“This joint endeavour in connectivity promises enhanced capacity, swifter transmission, and a brighter future for countless communities relying on digital services within and beyond the region. Our collaboration with PEACE Cable is a testament to our shared vision of a more connected and empowered Africa,” remarked Mr. Johnny Tao, Managing Director, Africa of CMI, speaking on the occasion.

Echoing Tao’s sentiments, Mr. Lucus Zhuang, the CMO of PEACE Cable, said, “We take great pride in partnering with one of the world’s leading operators, China Mobile International. Together, we will fully leverage our respective strengths to enhance our comprehensive service capabilities. Our collaboration will not only aim to expand connectivity options in the region but also to empower businesses and communities with faster and more reliable network solutions”.

CMI and PEACE Cable have pledged to augment collaboration on connectivity expansion, optimising connectivity resources, and advancing resource allocation in the region. A particular focus will be placed on bolstering the capacity of CMI’s submarine cable network in Africa. This collaboration between CMI and PEACE is poised to usher in a transformative era of digital revolution, highlighting the unwavering commitment of both companies to fostering global connectivity.

CMI has invested heavily in the African region to connect carriers to a reliable, scalable and resilient network via its extensive global infrastructure. This includes over 80 cable resources and over 230 PoPs, with international transmission bandwidth of over 128T. CMI strives to create a partner ecosystem with regional and global carrier partners. This collaboration will catalyse the development of a vibrant internet ecosystem, particularly benefiting underserved communities across Africa.

PEACE Cable operates a submarine cable system spanning over 25,000 km, offering customers open, flexible, and carrier-neutral services. Since 2022, PEACE Cable has been providing capacity services in Africa and has become a significant international connectivity provider between Africa and the world.

Image source: Courtesy of PEACE Cable

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