[PHOTOS] Kenya welcomes sixth submarine fibre cable

It is connecting Pakistan, Kenya, Egypt, France and countries along the way .

In Summary

• ICT CS Joe Mucheru said the 15,000KM cable has a combined capacity of the other five launched in the past decade

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

ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Telkom Chairperson Eddy Njoroge, Data Protection Commissioner Immaculate Kassait, Telkom CEO Mugo Kibati, ICT CAS Nadia Abdallah , PEACE High Representative Oliver Zheng among key stakeholders during the launch of Kenya's sixth submarine Pakistan and East Africa connecting Europe (PEACE) fibre cable in Mombasa on March 29, 2022.
ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Telkom Chairperson Eddy Njoroge, Data Protection Commissioner Immaculate Kassait, Telkom CEO Mugo Kibati, ICT CAS Nadia Abdallah , PEACE High Representative Oliver Zheng among key stakeholders during the launch of Kenya's sixth submarine Pakistan and East Africa connecting Europe (PEACE) fibre cable in Mombasa on March 29, 2022.
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Kenya has welcomed the sixth submarine fibre cable worth USD400 million (Sh44 billion).

Dubbed Peace Cable, it is connecting Pakistan, Kenya, Egypt, France and countries along the way with an extension to Singapore and South Africa.

Telkom CEO Mugo Kibati and ICT CS Joe Mucheru during the launch of Kenya's sixth Submarine PEACE Cable in Mombasa on March 29, 2022.
Telkom CEO Mugo Kibati and ICT CS Joe Mucheru during the launch of Kenya's sixth Submarine PEACE Cable in Mombasa on March 29, 2022.
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Speaking during the launch, ICT CS Joe Mucheru said the 15,000KM cable has a combined capacity of the other five launched in the past decade.

He said the new cable will improve efficiency and cut internet costs in Kenya and the region.

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

In 2022, Kenya got the fifth 36-Terabyte undersea internet cable from Djibouti.

A vessel carrying submarine cable accessories at the shores of Indian Ocean on March 29, 2022.
A vessel carrying submarine cable accessories at the shores of Indian Ocean on March 29, 2022.
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Articulated metallic pipes for protection of the PEACE submarine cables from damage by users of the sea on the shore especially the anchors of ships and boats. March 29, 2022.
Articulated metallic pipes for protection of the PEACE submarine cables from damage by users of the sea on the shore especially the anchors of ships and boats. March 29, 2022.
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An excavator uplifts the sixth submarine Pakistan and East Africa connecting Europe (PEACE) cable during its launch at the shores of Indian Ocean in Mombasa on March 29, 2022.
An excavator uplifts the sixth submarine Pakistan and East Africa connecting Europe (PEACE) cable during its launch at the shores of Indian Ocean in Mombasa on March 29, 2022.
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Articulated metallic pipes for protection of the PEACE submarine cables from damage by users of the sea on the shore especially the anchors of ships and boats on March 29, 2022.
Articulated metallic pipes for protection of the PEACE submarine cables from damage by users of the sea on the shore especially the anchors of ships and boats on March 29, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA
ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Telkom Chairperson Eddy Njoroge, Data Protection Commissioner Immaculate Kassait, Telkom CEO Mugo Kibati, ICT CAS Nadia Abdallah , PEACE High Representative Oliver Zheng among key stakeholders during the launch of Kenya's sixth submarine Pakistan and East Africa connecting Europe (PEACE) fibre cable in Mombasa on March 29, 2022.
ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Telkom Chairperson Eddy Njoroge, Data Protection Commissioner Immaculate Kassait, Telkom CEO Mugo Kibati, ICT CAS Nadia Abdallah , PEACE High Representative Oliver Zheng among key stakeholders during the launch of Kenya's sixth submarine Pakistan and East Africa connecting Europe (PEACE) fibre cable in Mombasa on March 29, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA
Kenya Launches the sixth submarine Pakistan and East Africa connecting Europe cables at Nyali Beach in Mombasa. The 15,000 Km fibres costing Ksh 46 Billion is meant to offset data cost and improve connectivity on March 29, 2022.
Kenya Launches the sixth submarine Pakistan and East Africa connecting Europe cables at Nyali Beach in Mombasa. The 15,000 Km fibres costing Ksh 46 Billion is meant to offset data cost and improve connectivity on March 29, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA
Kenya Launches the sixth submarine Pakistan and East Africa connecting Europe cables at Nyali Beach in Mombasa. The 15,000 Km fibres costing Ksh 46 Billion is meant to offset data cost and improve connectivity on March 29, 2022.
Kenya Launches the sixth submarine Pakistan and East Africa connecting Europe cables at Nyali Beach in Mombasa. The 15,000 Km fibres costing Ksh 46 Billion is meant to offset data cost and improve connectivity on March 29, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA