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Fiber optic cable reaches Bosaso

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Gulf to Africa (G2A)

 

Q: When did construction begin?

Construction began in the second quarter 2016.

 

Q: Capacity?

Two fiber pairs – 20 Tbps

 

Q: Who are the landing parties?

The Somali operators are Golis Telecom, largest telecom operator in Puntland region, and Telesom Company, the pioneer operator in Somaliland. Ethio Telecom, incumbent government owned sole operator in Ethiopia, provides terrestrial termination into Ethiopia. Omantel offers landings in Oman.

 

Q: Where are the cable stations?

Salalah, Oman, then two landings in Somalia: Bosaso (Puntland) and Berbera (Somaliland), with a terrestrial extension to Ethiopia.

 

Q: Expected completion date?

Second or third quarter 2017

 

Q: Where is the route diverse?

Redundant terrestrial links from Salalah to Muscat and from Bosaso to Ethiopia.

 

Q: What other cable stations may be accessed from these landing points?

Seamless and redundant connection to all Omantel cables landing in Oman, such as EPEG, SMW-3, FLAG/ Falcon, TW-1, POI, EIG, MENA, GBI, AAE-1, BBG, and SRG.

 

Q: Who own the Somalia cable stations?

Telesom Company and Golis Telecom

 

Q: What is the exact terrestrial route to Ethiopia?

Currently under deployment and the exact route cannot be disclosed yet

 

Q: Are there target dates for the future extensions?

No defined dates yet, currently in discussions with a number of partners.  However, the configuration already includes a branching unit with four spare fibers in front of Salalah that are intended to serve the coast of east Africa and surrounding islands all the way to South Africa.

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Bosaso, here comes fast internet! This is a major step forward for the region. 

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Fiber optic cable has reached Somalia... yaaaaay!! :D

 

I remember them days when the internet was slow and you couldn't use your landline and internet at the same time. Look how technology has progressed now we have super fast internet and we can make free long distance calls to other landlines around the world. I wonder what the future holds for the internet in the coming 5 years.

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Golis and Somtel have a monopoly on telecom business, which is not a good thing, but for now let them build the infrastructure the country needs.

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On 11/26/2017 at 8:32 AM, Dahireeto said:

Golis and Somtel have a monopoly on telecom business, which is not a good thing, but for now let them build the infrastructure the country needs.

unfortunately they become also  Central Bank  

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