Exciting Developments in Subsea Cables for 2024

In 2024, the world is witnessing a pivotal moment in the evolution of global connectivity, and Djibouti Telecom is strategically positioned to play a significant role in shaping this transformative landscape. With the activation of several highly anticipated submarine cable projects, the international telecommunications sector is poised for a profound shift. The article below explores the subsea cable route evolution in 2024:


Key Developments:

2Africa Cable: Empowering African Connectivity

Spanning over 45,000km and linking 33 countries across Africa, Asia, and Europe, the 2Africa cable represents a monumental leap forward in connectivity for the African continent. Djibouti Telecom’s strategic location makes it an ideal landing point for this transformative project, positioning the nation as a crucial hub for global connectivity. With an estimated economic impact of $26.2 billion to $36.9 billion, the 2Africa cable holds the potential to unleash unprecedented opportunities for digital growth and economic development across Africa.

PEACE Cable: Strengthening Regional Networks

Operating on an open-cable model, the PEACE cable system promises reduced network latency and enhanced flexibility for operators across regions. With plans for expansion to Singapore, PEACE will further enhance connectivity between Asia, Africa, and Europe.

IAX & IEX System: Meeting Growing Demands

The India Asia Xpress (IAX) and India Europe Xpress (IEX) systems are set to offer over 200Tbps of capacity, providing vital alternatives on popular data routes between Southeast Asia and Europe. At the end of last year, the IEX cable landed in Djibouti. These cutting-edge cables will address the surging demand for data transport in the world’s fastest-growing digital economies.

Djibouti Telecom: Leading the Charge Towards Connectivity

As the global demand for fast and reliable connectivity continues to escalate, Djibouti Telecom remains committed to its vision of becoming the premier telecom hub for East Africa. By providing landing points for major submarine cables like 2Africa, PEACE, and IEX, Djibouti Telecom is laying the groundwork for a more connected and prosperous future. With its strategic position at the intersection of Africa, Asia, and Europe, Djibouti Telecom is poised to lead the charge towards a more connected world.

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