Telkom Kenya And Djibouti Telecom Announce Installation Of DARE1 Submarine Cable System

Telkom Kenya and Djibouti Telecom have announced that the installation of a sea cable that will be a link between Kenya and Djibouti has begun at La Siesta Beach in Djibouti.

It is reported that the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable project will be managed by Telkom Kenya, Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom.

With a design capacity of over 36 terabits per second (Tbps) and a length of 4,854 km, the DARE1 cable will connect Kenya and Djibouti, offering an alternative to the routing of traffic as well as the added handling of the rising continuity capacity to East Africa.

Telkom Kenya’s Managing Director for the Carrier Services Division, Kebaso Mokogi, said that the DARE 1 Cable System would boost Kenya’s current capacity and that it would also provide an alternative international connection that is powered by newer and more reliable technology.

In addition to the deployment of the trunk, the installation of two branch legs to the cable system’s four landing stations has also begun.
The landing stations which are located in Mombasa (Kenya), Djibouti (Djibouti), Mogadishu (Somalia) and Bosaso (Puntland) will help boost connectivity in the East African region, enabling even more efficient communications.



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