A 4000 kilometers fibre optic cable bringing broadband Internet connectivity to East Africa, reached the Kenyan coast on Friday.
Telkom Kenya has landed the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE 1) submarine cable in Mombasa. The DARE 1 cable will now offer a strategic alternative in the routing of traffic as well as the handling of increased capacity to East Africa. pic.twitter.com/oioU952wAu
— Telkom Kenya (@TelkomKenya) March 6, 2020
The Djibouti Africa Regional Express with the moniker DARE 1 is expected to enhance high broadband connectivity in the region delivering 36 terabytes of data.
DARE 1 becomes the fifth undersea cable broadband infrastructure to link Kenya with the rest of the world after landing of SEACOM, Easts African Marine Cable System, Eastern African Submarine Cable System (EASsy) and Madagascar linked, Lion2.
“DARE 1 not only brings an investment opportunity but unrivalled redundant international connection on newer technology as we seek to continuity for businesses,” said said Telkom Kenya managing director of carrier services George Kebaso.
Kenya has access to both, one an express route from Djibouti to Mombasa and the second one terminating into Somalia and then Kenya.
06MAR20 – DARE-1 subsea cable – 🌍 Djibouti Africa Regional Express
🇦🇪🚢 CS NIWA keeps messing around off 🇸🇴Mogadishu shore…🙄
🇺🇸🚢 CS Durable, after completing her 4-day (repair?)ops near BU2
is fast underway again→🇰🇪Mombasa, likely to close the 🔶Buoy→BMH final 125km gap. pic.twitter.com/6FX1ZFRaQ4
— philBE (@philBE2) March 6, 2020
The DARE 1 fibre optic submarine cable project is a joint venture of the Kenyan government of Kenya through Telkom Kenya, Djibouti Telcom and Somalia’s Somtel.
Telkom Kenya owns a 23 per cent stake in TEAMs, a 5000km undersea fibre optic cable through Fujairah, UAE; a 10 per cent stake in LION2 another 2700km undersea fibre optic cable through Mauritius and a 2.6 per cent stake in the East African Submarine System Cable.