07 Feb Djibouti Telecom and Somali operators will discuss next March the use of the capacity of the DARE submarine cable
Somali Minister of Posts, Telecoms and Technology Abdi Ashir Hassan paid a two-day visit to Djibouti. At the end of his trip during which he exchanged with his counterpart Abdi Youssouf Sougueh, the boss of the Somali telecom sector announced the holding next March, of a conference between Djibouti Telecom and the Somali telecom operators.
The meeting to be held in Mogadishu will focus on the use of the capacities of the Djibouti African Regional Express (DARE) fiber optic submarine cable.
The DARE submarine fiber optic system is a 5,400 km infrastructure, supposed to connect Djibouti City to Mombasa, Kenya, with points of presence in three large coastal cities of Somalia, Mogadishu, Berbera and Bosaso.
The cable built by TE SubCom is financed by the consortium of Djibouti Telecom, Africa Marine Express, TeleYemen, and Somali telecom operators such as Telesom Company, Hormuud Telecom Somalia, Golis Telecom and Somtel. The cable should be operational by May 2018.
For Abdi Ashir Hassan, great hopes are placed in the next Mogadishu conference. He pointed out that “it will decide on future cooperation between the two ministries and telecommunications operators, including the partners of the DARE consortium” .
Source: Agence Ecofin