Telkom Kenya Co-owned 36TB Submarine Cable DARE1 Finally Arrives in Mombasa
March. 09, 2020
Submarine cable, the Djibouti Africa Regional Express-1 (DARE 1), has finally arrived in Mombasa.
The cable, which is developed with investment from Kenya’s third-largest mobile operator Telkom, as well as other private operators in Somalia and Djibouti, is expected to deliver a capacity of up to 36 terabits per second.
Telkom revealed its part in the project in February 2019 when it sealed a deal with the IT Ministry to start the development of the submarine cable project.
DARE 1 links Djibouti, Mogadishu, Mombasa, and Bosaso, and is projected to give a robust alternative for routing internet traffic, in addition to reliably manage the capacity of traffic in the region.
In a not-so-scientific way, this implies that accessing internet services will be consistent because the capacity to handle traffic will be larger. Customers will likely pay less for internet services too.
DARE 1 arrives ten years after Kenya was served by its first submarine cable. According to Kebaso Mokogi, who serves as Telkom Kenya’s MD for Carrier Services, DARE1 will ‘not only bring a unique investment opportunity to the country but the unrivaled redundant international connection on newer technology.’
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