Djibouti Telecom, a leading strategic center for international telecommunications services in East Africa, begins construction of new cable landing station (CLS).
Djibouti Telecom has network infrastructure comprising 8 operational submarine cable systems and 5 on-project cable systems. The company has 2 existing cable Landing Station. To meet the ever-growing demand and Network resiliency requirement, the company has started the construction of a New Cable Landing Station in Djibouti City.
The new Cable Landing Station will be a neutral digital port which 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.
With the new station under construction, “Djibouti Telecom is building a real digital platform for the region”, commented Mohamed Assoweh Bouh, Director General of Djibouti Telecom. Today, Djibouti is a real African hub for Internet traffic.
Djibouti Telecom SA is Djibouti’s main telecommunications company, providing landline, mobile, and internet services. The company is headquartered in Djibouti City. Djibouti Telecom was founded in 1999 and has established itself as a regional hub responsible for providing a comprehensive portfolio of voice, data/IP, and capacity services over a state-ofthe-art network infrastructure that spans Europe, the Middle East, and East Africa.