The Djibouti Africa Regional Express-1 (DARE1) has landed in La Siesta Beach in Djibouti.The DARE1 network is on schedule to be fully operational by June 2020. The DARE1 consortium is currently composed of Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and Telkom Kenya, and the system is supplied by SubCom.

The cable landing stations, located in Djibouti (Djibouti), Bosaso (Puntland), Mogadishu (Somalia) and Mombasa (Kenya), will help enhance connectivity in the East African region and will enable more efficient communications.

Upon completion, the DARE1 network will offer 36Tbps of capacity to East Africa.

The DARE is the eighth submairne cable connecting Djibouti, following AAE1, ADEN-DJIBOUTI, EIG, EASSy, SEACOM, SMW3 and SMW5. The DARE1 system will be housed at the YAC A CLS.

And DARE1 is the fifth submarine cable connecting Kenya. Kenya has already connected to the SEACOM, East African Marine System (TEAMS), Eastern African Submarine Cable System (EASsy) and Lion2 systems. Kenya was reported to invest $59 million to increase its data capabilities. The DARE1 cable will land in Kenya in March.

The DARE1 network will also open room for interconnection between telecommunication players in the Somali territories and the larger East Africa.

The DARE1 cable will also connect to the global network via multiple cable systems in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

DARE1 Cable Map