Djibouti Telecom and Ethio Telecom have announced the renovation of the Djibouti-Ethiopia Digital Corridor. The new renovation of the fiber optics interconnection links will be redundant, provide high-capacity services, and reliable connection between the two countries helping both to provide improved telecom service.
This is a great example of regional integration and part of a range of planned initiatives between our respective countries to increase co-operation even further. Increased connectivity between our neighbouring countries will only strengthen all our respective economies.
In August 2007, Djibouti Telecom SA initiated a project to build a terrestrial fiber optic linking Djibouti to Ethiopia, as the then existing radio-relay network was insufficient to carry all traffic from or to Ethiopia. This cable currently carries approximately 1.5 Gb/s traffic. A backup network will be routed to the West Central Border of Djibouti (Galafi). There is also a fiber protection on OPGW Power cable and the railway network.