Kenya and Djibouti governments have agreed to invest 10 million USD in establishing submarine cable jointly.
According to the article published by The Star, the two governments in partnership with the private sector plan to venture into the business.Sponsored Links
The Djibouti Africa Regional Express (DARE) is set to run from Djibouti to Mombasa.
DARE which will be laid Kenya’s fifth submarine cable is aimed at powering an inclusive digital economy.
The cable will act as a compliment to the current subsea optical fibres SEACOM, Easts African Marine Cable System (TEAMS), Eastern African Submarine Cable System (EASsy) and Lion2 that links Madagascar to Kenya.
The Director of Shared Services at the ICT Authority Robert Mugo told the star that besides DARE two more cables are in the offing.
He said that one of the cables will run from Pakistan in Asia to Mombasa, then through the Suez Canal to Egypt and Europe.
“We have become a regional hub, the submarine connections helps to make sure that data moves in a more secure manner,” Director of shared services at the ICT Authority Robert Mugo said.
In addition, he added that the more connected we are, the higher the probability of internet costs going down.
Mugo said that DARE marine survey has already been completed, construction contract awarded and that the Djibouti government is at the Stage of finalising who will put in what and what shares they will get.
الخبر : أسرار الأسبوع: Djibouti and Kenya to work on $60m worth submarine cable .. تخلي جريدة اسرار الاسبوع مسئوليتها الكاملة عن محتوي هذا الخبر وانما تقع المسئولية علي الناشر الاصلي للخبر و المصدر هو موقع : اليمن العربي