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
- 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”
. 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
. Consortium model
. Interconnection open to Djibouti and Mombassa
. 10G DWA interface access for Internet connectivity
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
HANOVER, Md. — August 23, 2021 Djibouti Telecom is leveraging Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme solution to upgrade its DARE1 (Djibouti Africa Regional Express1) network to increase digitization in the East Africa region; this move will double capacity for the DARE1 submarine...
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...
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...
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