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Ooredoo Maldives and PEACE Cable to connect Maldives to PEACE Singapore

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Ooredoo Maldives and PEACE Cable International Network (PEACE Cable) are to build an extension of PEACE Cable System to the Maldives.

“The establishment of PEACE Cable in the Maldives, connecting Kulhudhuffushi City to Singapore and Europe is an important step towards accommodating the rapid digital transformation taking place in the country," said Khalid Al-Hamadi, managing director & chief executive officer of Ooredoo Maldives.

"With the successful landing of the PEACE Cable, the North of Maldives will become a gateway to the East and West, open up opportunities for Hyperscalers and Managed Services, create new jobs, develop skill sets and endless opportunities that will contribute immensely to the digital economy of the Maldives.”

The new branch unit will connect the Maldives to the Singapore extension of the cable. The Singapore section will span 6,500km in length, and there are plans landings in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Once completed, the entire system will connect a population of over 2 billion people and linking Asia-Africa-Europe, with a total length of over 25,000km. The cable will also provide a direct route from Singapore to France as well as a direct channel from Singapore to South Africa via Kenya.

"Connecting PEACE to Singapore is a strategically important decision, which will bring more possibilities for future development of the PEACE network and we look forward to discovering new investment opportunities in this market," said Sun Xiaohua, chief operating officer of PEACE Cable,

"Meanwhile, we are thrilled to work with our excellent partner Ooredoo to optimize Maldives' digital transformation. It is a great privilege to be witnessing the advent of the digital age in Maldives and PEACE Cable will continue to deliver high-quality, high-speed services, bringing professional world-class bandwidth to enrich the Maldives' digital options."

For its part, Ooredoo will partner with PEACE Cable to connect Maldives with Singapore and Europe via a new branch between Kulhudhufushi and the trunk of PEACE Singapore extension. PEACE is due to land at Kulhudhufushi in 2023.

PEACE Cable System will use 200G technology and WSS technology, which provides the capability to transmit up to 192Tbps. Its main trunk lands in Singapore, Pakistan, Kenya, Egypt and France. While the PEACE Mediterranean segment, which landed in Marseille, Malta, Cyprus and Egypt, is already available commercially.