The 5400 Kilometer cable system dubbed the Djibouti Africa Regional Express will link Djibouti, Mogadishu, and Mombasa and Bosaso towns and will deliver a capacity of up to 30 terabits per second.
However, both the branch units towards Somaliland coastal town of Berbera, it is not expected to land in SLin its first phase.
It is not obvious whether the country has not been part of the telecommunication company that over the last couple of years have been negotiating, configuring and designing the cable routes.
The cable leaves Djibouti via Bosaso, a small town in Puntland via Mogadishu and Mombasa.
Bosaso is linked to another int’l cable which gives redundancies and options for managing traffic.
Mogadishu has another cable that has been rejected to land in Berbera in 2011 which gave the Somali capital an abundant capacity and diversity for internet connectivity.
This vessel will be moving a couple of nautical miles a day and will reach Mombasa in March this year.
The cable is expected to be ready for service by May 2020.
The Djibouti Africa Regional Express cable is configured as a three fiber pair trunk, with each fiber pair delivering a cross-sectional capacity of 150 channels at 100 Gbps.