Seychelles signs contract for second underwater communications cable to open in 2020

Seychelles will be connected to the Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE) by a submarine cable system following the signing of contractual documents, State House said on Wednesday.

The signing, witnessed by the island nation’s President Danny Faure, took place on Wednesday in Beijing between the Seychelles Cable Systems Company (SCS), Huawei Marine Networks, Peace Cable International Networks and Huawei International.

Work on the project is expected to start in 2019, with completion in 2020.

Benjamin Choppy, the principal secretary of the Department of Information Communication and Technology, said the contract marks the start of achieving one of the department’s strategic national infrastructure projects.

“With the second submarine cable link to the country, we achieve our long-desired goal of security in our international telecommunications link….
Source: Seychelles News Agency