Interxion partners PCCW Global to land PEACE cable in Marseille

Interxion partners PCCW Global to land PEACE cable in Marseille

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Interxion has formed an agreement with PCCW Global to locate the PEACE subsea cable's termination and interconnection equipment in Interxion's MRS2 data centre in Marseille, France.

"Interxion's fluid interconnection environment in Marseille enables the PEACE subsea cable to efficiently service the needs of the vibrant community of interest on the campus, while extending the system's reach to additional markets such as Frankfurt and Paris," said Sameh Sobhy, managing director of Middle East, Turkey and Africa at PCCW Global.

The collaboration on the Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) cable will enable low-latency access to over 160 connectivity providers along with multiple content, cloud, gaming and video streaming platforms.

The PEACE cable will be the fifthteenth subsea cable system to land in Marseille and will expand both PlatformDIGITAL and Console Connect, PCCW Global's software-defined interconnection platform.

"Selecting the right data centre in Europe for the PEACE subsea cable to interconnect with is a critical component to ensure the project's commercial success,” added Sun Xiaohua, chief operating officer of the PEACE Cable International Network.

“We know that with Interxion we have made the right strategic decision,"

Through the collaboration Console Connect is now available to Interxion customers at MRS1, MRS2 and MRS3. In addition, Interxion customers in Marseille can also access Console Connect's new Internet On-Demand service, which offers internet access on-demand across PCCW Global's Tier 1 IP network.

In addition, PEACE deploys a state-of-the-art "system within a system" configuration that gives each party the required flexibility to design its own subsystem with reconfigurable bandwidth for different points over the lifetime of the cable.

"This collaboration with PEACE and PCCW Global not only solidifies Marseille's future as an intercontinental hub with access to state-of-the-art communication services, but also affords Interxion's global customer base entry into new markets and the ability to connect their often geographically dispersed infrastructure in close proximity to the connected community via PlatformDIGITAL," said Mike Hollands, senior director of market development at Interxion.

"The PEACE cable is well placed to meet the burgeoning exchange of data and video traffic between Europe, Africa and Asia, enabling enterprises to extend their global workflows and efficiently execute their digital transformation strategies."

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