Cable & Wireless plans undersea cable system in Maldives
Dhiraagu, Cable & Wireless Communications’ business unit in the Maldives, has commissioned a new submarine fiber-optic cable system to serve the Maldives.
Dhiraagu, Cable & Wireless Communications’ business unit in the Maldives, has commissioned a new submarine fiber-optic cable system to serve the Maldives. The undersea network, which will be called the Dhiraagu Domestic Submarine Cable Network (DDSCN), will run north to south across the 90,000 sq km country, which comprises 200 inhabited islands.
NEC Corp. will install the 1,017-km fiber-optic submarine cable. The DDSCN is expected to be operational by mid-2012.
Tony Rice, the chief executive of Cable & Wireless Communications, commented, “Dhiraagu is investing to enable consumers in all islands of the Maldives to enjoy high speed internet and modern telecommunication facilities. This, in turn, will provide opportunities for the development of the Maldives economy and will enable more public services to be provided online.”
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