By Jason McGee-Abe, Global Telecom Business

The DARE submarine cable system will connect Dar Es Salam, Mombasa, Mogadishu, Bossaso, Berbera, Mocha and Djibouti. The system will provide an alternative low latency route and provide high bandwidth connectivity from the Horn of Africa, East Africa and the Middle East.

The 100G cable system will deliver more than 60Tbps of capacity, and each branch is implemented with optical add/drop multiplexing nodes (OADM).

TE SubCom has been awarded the supplier contract for the DARE project, which will provide additional protection and diversity to existing heavily congested undersea cable systems.

The regional submarine cable system is expected to be completed by May 2018.

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