Telkom Kenya has announced plans to invest in another submarine fibre optic cable system that seeks to connect Kenya with Asia and Europe.
The cable has key landing points in Kenya, Pakistan, and France, with its second phase planned to extend to South Africa.
The undersea cable, dubbed Pakistan and East Africa Connecting to Europe (Peace), is owned by the Chinese firm Peace Cable International Network.
This will be the sixth undersea cable to land in Mombasa after the East African Marine System, in which Telkom is a shareholder, and privately-owned Seacom in 2009. The project is expected to be concluded by the end of 2021.
Further, Telkom Kenya is also a shareholder in the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (Eassy), the Lower Indian Ocean Network (Lion), and the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (Dare1) cable systems, stretching across 4,854-kilometres under the sea, and initially estimated to cost $235 million.