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DARE1

DJIBOUTI AFRICA REGIONAL EXPRESS

In early 2015, Djibouti Telecom decided to build a new regional submarine cable system DARE1 (Djibouti Africa Regional Express1).

Landing across 3 countries and 4 cities, the network will cover 5,000km and will have a capacity per wavelength of 100Gbps. Owned by a consortium of East African telecom operators the project is estimated to cost $86m. As part of the Djibouti Vision 2035 strategy this project will bring much needed fibre optic to the region and has unanimous support across all stakeholders.

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WHY THIS INITIATIVE

While we promoted international connectivity, our region is still widely underserved

  • Single optical connection to Mogadishu (EASSy)
  • No consortium’s cable landing in Yemen for more than 20 years

Strong Regional ICT Sector Growth

  • Clearly recognized as “the” driver for economic growth in Africa (mainly due to mobiles)
  • Growth extremely sensible to the availability of large & cheap international capacity
  • Near future capacity forecasts expressed in multiple Gbps

INTERNATIONAL CABLE NETWORK:
THE DJIBOUTI “ROAD”

Djibouti Telecom Network Map

System Details

2020

RFS Year

3

3 Fibre Pairs at Total Design Capacity of 36 Tbps

5000

Length (km)

100

Capacity per wavelength (Gbps)

36

Design Capacity (Tbps)

Owners

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Hormuud Telecom & Telkom Kenya as Landing Party in Kenya.

Region

Horn East Africa

Landing Points

Djibouti City (Djibouti). Bosaaso (Somalia). Mogadishu (Somalia) Mombasa (Kenya)

project description

Technical

. Proposed connection in Somalia (Bosaso, Mogadisho), Kenya (Mombasa) Over 5000 km of 3-fiber cables
paired with standard international protection (armoring, burial, etc.)
. Connection via BU-ROADM
. The initial technology based on Nx100G wavelength (10G client interface)
. Capacity Design supported by two pairs of fibers: a Total of 36 Terabits per Second

Commercial

. Consortium model
. Interconnection open to Djibouti and Mombassa
. 10G DWA interface access for Internet connectivity

Future potential

POTENTIAL ACCESS TO DARE1

Rwanda has the opportunity today to acquire a Direct Fiber between Dar Es Salam / Mombassa and Djibouti. From Djibouti, Rwanda can use existing or new cables, or even invest as a consortium member on Future cables

NETWORK IN TANZANIA AND ENCLAVE COUNTRIES

Tanzania has borders with Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. Tanzania has developed optical terrestrial networks

DARE1 PROJECT STATUS

By 2028, the projected data traffic from East African countries will reach 80 Terabit per second. This request will require the construction of 5 to 6 submarine cables over the next 12 years. DARE1 Will be one of these cables that will handle safely this regional traffic to Data center available in Djibouti and extension to Europe, Asia, or USA through existing international cables.

LATEST NEWS ON DARE1

Ministry of ICT Kenya Visits Cable Station

Ministry of ICT Kenya Visits Cable Station

Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary (CS), Joe Mucheru visited the Cable landing station in Nyali where the DARE-1 is landed and hosted by Telkom Kenya. Our regular readers remember that in March last year the DARE1 cable landed at its final...

Rencontre officielle pour le renforcement du Dare-1

Rencontre officielle pour le renforcement du Dare-1

A Nairobi, au Kenya s’est tenue du 19 mai au 23 mai une réunion de travail entre le Ministre de la Communication, chargé des Postes et Télécommunication de Djibouti, Mr Radwan Abdillahi Bahdon accompagné du DG De Djibouti Telecom. Mr Mohamed Assoweh Bouh et son...

Internet : Le câble DARE-1 mis en service

Internet : Le câble DARE-1 mis en service

Un nouveau câble sous-marin qui relie Djibouti, La Somalie et le kenya est maintenant actif après plus de 5 années de travail. Long de 4.900 km, il est équipé de la dernière génération en fibre optique. Le consortium à l’origine du projet regroupe Djibouti Telecom,...

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