WIOCC, Dalkom to deliver international fibre connectivity to Mogadishu

15 Nov 2013

African carriers’ carrier WIOCC, in partnership with Dalkom Somalia, has announced that it will launch connectivity to and from Mogadishu via the East African Submarine System (EASSy) cable from the first quarter of 2014. According to a press release from WIOCC, capacity will be available from 2Mbps to 10Gbps and above. To complement the new connectivity to EASSy, Dalkom Somalia is building a fibre-optic metropolitan area network that will extend connectivity to customers within Mogadishu. ‘Until now, Somalia has been served exclusively by satellite – with high costs and limited bandwidth severely restricting the rollout and uptake of internet access and advanced services,’ commented WIOCC’s CEO Chris Wood, adding: ‘WIOCC and Dalkom will be the first into commercial operation with international fibre-optic connectivity direct into Mogadishu. The new services from WIOCC will reduce the cost of international bandwidth and drive significant improvements in performance. I anticipate huge benefits for telcos and internet service providers, local and international businesses, embassies and other foreign government facilities, and the academic and research community in Somalia. Improved access to the internet will also have a profound effect on the day-to-day lives of the people of Somalia.’

Somalia, Dalkom Somalia