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A functioning submarine cable connects France and Pakistan.

According to a statement released by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, construction of a 15,000 km long submarine cable connecting Pakistan with France has been finished and the cable is now operational (PTA).

PTA reports that an undersea cable infrastructure connecting Karachi to Marseille, France, has been built by Pakistan & East Africa, Connecting Europe (PEACE) Cable International Network Co. Ltd.

According to a PTA statement, the PEACE cable is a 15,000 km submarine cable that is stretched from Pakistan to Singapore for an additional 6,500 km. The main trunk of the cable lands in Singapore, Pakistan, Kenya, Egypt, and France, with branches going to the Maldives, Malta, and Cyprus.

With a total distance of 5,800 km, the Pakistan-Egypt stretch also runs between Karachi and Zafarana, Egypt.It said, “This underwater cable enhances Pakistan’s international connectivity with ultra-fast, high capacity, low latency, and redundant connectivity.”

The PEACE Cable management reportedly briefed PTA officials about the advancement of cable connectivity during online and in-person meetings with PTA Chairman Major General (Retd) Amir Azeem Bajwa at PTA Headquarters, according to the PTA.

Peace Management’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Sun Xiaohua, Director Zhang Donghai, and Commercial Director Chirs Zhang made up the online delegation, and Peace Cable’s Pakistan Country Manager Shoaib Ashfaq Qureshi was physically present at the conference.

According to PTA, “the group reviewed strategies for the creation of creative digital & technology solutions to expedite Pakistan’s progress toward becoming digitally connected” and “the delegation expressed its interest in investment prospects in Pakistan.”