The country is well positioned as the meeting point for the fibre optic cable system connecting Europe, the Middle East and Asia to Africa. This will be the first Internet Exchange point in the country and will boost their IT industry to compete with neighbours like Kenya.
“Collocated just meters from the new Djibouti Telecom cable landing station, the DDC offers international telecommunications carriers and content delivery network (CDN) providers neutral collocation facilities, Internet Exchange, and other enhanced services in one of the fastest growing regions in the world,” the company said.
“The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has simplified undersea cable head access and backhaul, interconnection, collocation, and Internet access capabilities for all service providers looking to expand in Africa, one of the fastest growing regions of the world,” said Anthony Voscarides, chief executive officer at the Djibouti Data Center.
“The DDC accomplishes this in a secure and fully redundant facility in one of the most strategic locations of the world for undersea fiber cable access connecting Europe, The Middle East, and Asia with Africa.”
To cement this new development, MTN has selected the DDC to provide cable cross connect and backhaul services from the cable landing station in Djibouti. MTN will also use the facility for network expansion and more efficient utilisation of its existing undersea cable assets.
Abdourahman Mohamed Hassan, the Director General of Djibouti Telecom, the owners of the data centre, said they would offer a unique source of secure interconnection and leverage that to their growth throughout Africa.