Djibouti Telecom has begun construction of a new cable landing station (CLS) in the capital. With a network consisting of 8 operational submarine cables and 5 cable systems on project, Djibouti Telecom is positioned as a hub for telecommunications services in East Africa.
As such, this latest CLS comes in response to the ever-increasing demand and need for network resilience, while this new facility adds to the two existing cable landing stations.
The new CLS is designed as a digital neutral port that will provide open access cable landing service to submarine cable operators for a neutral, safe and secure landing in Djibouti City. In addition, the new CLS will be equipped with advanced security equipment, techniques and procedures to control access to the premises.
At the same time, Ethiopia has completed power transmission lines to Djibouti and Sudan in preparation for electricity export and energy cooperation.
The announcement was made by Addis Ababa’s diplomatic representation in China during an energy conference, recalling how the local electricity system is strongly linked to the development of major cooperation projects with China, including the construction of a high-voltage electricity transmission line for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), 6. 450-megawatt hydroelectric dam currently under construction on the Blue Nile River, the 51-megawatt Adama I and 153-megawatt Adama II wind farm projects, and the 300-megawatt Tekeze hydroelectric project.