Marine survey for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system has been completed and the cable route finalized, Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom said.
The companies also announced the addition of a landing station in Bosaso, Somalia.
The DARE1 cable system is the first step in a planned expansion into eastern Africa, which will connect Djibouti (Djibouti), Bosaso (Somalia), Mogadishu (Somalia) and Mombasa (Kenya).
With a finalized route length of 4,747 kilometers, DARE1 will deliver up to 36 Tbps of capacity to East Africa.
Manufacturing of the undersea cables and repeaters will begin in April 2019 and the system should be ready for commercial traffic in June 2020.