Djibouti’s national fixed and mobile operator Djibouti Telecom (DT) has reportedly signed an accord with US-based broadband services provider Level 3 Communications to provide ‘an internet network’ in the country. The move forms part of a plan to make the Horn of Africa nation an ‘indispensable hub of telecommunications in the region,’ its managing director Abdurahman Mohamed Hassan told reporters on Monday. No further details are available at this time.
Earlier this month, CommsUpdate reported that DT and TI Sparkle announced that access to the global internet had been restored quickly for all their customers via a jointly owned Tier 1 IP point of presence (PoP) located in Djibouti City, following the submarine cable outage in the region on 17 February. At that time, no fewer than three cables providing the majority of internet connectivity between East Africa and Europe – namely, EASSy, SMW3 and EIG – were damaged by a cargo ship in the Red Sea between Djibouti and Port Sudan.