Kenya is about to start enjoying much faster internet connectivity thanks to the arrival of , Djibouti Africa Regional Express dubbed as DARE 1. DARE 1 is the East Africa’s largest submarine cable with 36Terabyte (TB) Internet capacity.
Djibouti Telcom, is the leading telecommunications company in Somalia, Somtel and the government of Kenya through Telkom Kenya witnessed the landing of “DARE 1” (Djibouti African Regional Express) at Nyali Beach Hotel this week.
This sets Telcom Kenya at the best position to give Safaricom a run for their money in the telecommunication sector. Safaricom the biggest telecommunication company in Kenya is making plans to build 5G technology and is contemplating to award the contract to Huawei.
Currently the country is served with 5TB capacity in fiber connection and the arrival of the 36 TB internet capacity will translate to much faster internet provision.
The cable is built with the 100Gbps wavelength technology which is adaptable to future technology.
With Kenya being the East African Economic Powerhouse,this is also expected to bring down the cost of internet by a great extent in the country and the region. It is expected to be up and running by June 2020. This will greatly boost businesses around the region.
With the high capacity and speed,it is expected to cut latency for firms and customers relying on cloud-based solutions.
However, Dare 1 is not the only undersea cable broadband infrastructure company in the region. Itwill be the fifth company to link Kenya with East africa and the rest of the world. The other companies in the region include; SEACOM, Easts African Marine Cable System, Madagascar linked, Lion2 and Eastern African Submarine Cable System (EASsy).
It only surpasses the former for its size and speed of connectivity.
The cable is built with 100gbps making it at the Centre of internet of the future.