21 April 2020
Djibouti Telecom, Somalia’s Somtel and Telkom Kenya, along with cable manufacturer SubCom, said the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system has landed in La Siesta Beach, Djibouti and marine installation is underway.
This follows the announcement in early December 2019 that all manufacturing aspects for the DARE1 system had been completed. In addition to the installation of the trunk, the installation of the two branch legs to the system’s four landing stations has also commenced. The landing stations, located in Djibouti (Djibouti’s capital city), Bosaso (Somalia), Mogadishu (Somalia) and Mombasa (Kenya), will help enhance connectivity in the east African region and will also help enable more efficient communications, say the partners. The two installation vessels are progressing on schedule and marine operations are scheduled to be complete in March 2020.