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Djibouti Telecom Announces the Construction of its New Cable Landing Station

Djibouti Telecom has announced that they have started the construction for its New Cable Landing Station in Dijbouti City.

To meet the ever-growing demand and Network resiliency requirement, Djibouti Telecom has announced the start of the construction of a New Cable Landing Station in Djibouti City.

A leading strategic center for international telecommunications services in East Africa, Djibouti Telecom has an underlying network infrastructure comprising 8 operational submarine cable systems and 5 on-project cable systems. The company has 2 existing cable landing stations.

The new Cable Landing Station will be a neutral digital port that will provide an open-access cable landing service to submarine cable operators for a neutral, safe and secure landing in Djibouti City. The new state-of-the-art building will consist of 3 floors with each floor having a 250 square meter equipment room designed with the latest technology offering unparalleled operating efficiency and security to host multiple cables.

The new CLS will be equipped with advanced security equipment, techniques and procedures to control access to the premise. Furthermore, the 3rd floor will be reserved for Colocation. This neutral colocation center will allow GAFAM or Cloud providers to host their servers closer to their African users. The New CLS is expected to be completed by April 2022.

During the past 10 years, Djibouti Telecom have invested over $200 million in new Submarine Cables and Terrestrial Networks to deal with the explosion of Internet traffic in Africa, which is increasing tenfold every five years.

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