Recently, Vertiv revealed that the installation of the Hormuud cable landing station in Somalia was completed. The company claimed the open-access CLS would accommodate a number of submarine cables.
Energy storage and inverter systems, Liebert PDX direct expansion floor-mount cooling units, Netsure 7100 semi-bulk DC power systems, and a series of project services, like installation supervision and commissioning.
Pierre Havenga, managing director of Vertiv in Africa, said that the Hormuud cable landing station is essential to Somalia’s growth as a digital state and to placing it on the global digitalization map.
In today’s world, all citizens should have access to the internet and data, especially in the post-pandemic world.
Hormuud cable landing station objectives
The project seeks to close the Internet infrastructure gaps that currently exist in Somalia. According to Pierre Havenga, the installation of this landmark undersea cable will provide the region with much-needed high-speed internet.
He said that they are excited to work on the project with Hormuud Telecom and to bring their cutting-edge technology to Somalia in an attempt to scale its socio-economic growth. For those involved with the Hormuud cable landing station project, this marks a huge milestone.
Hormuud Telecom, a major telco in Somalia with its headquarters in Mogadishu, was formed in 2002. It joined the DARE1 Construction and Maintenance Agreement as a new member and signatory last year (C&MA).
Currently, Mogadishu in Somalia has three points where Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) cables can land.
Additionally, the Meta-led 2Africa cable is scheduled to land in the city. The DARE1 and Gulf2Africa (G2A) cables are also situated in Bosaso.
In addition to G2A, the Africa-1 and Africa-2 cables are also scheduled to land in Berbera.
The upcoming Peace cable will also have landing sites in Somalia, in Kismayo and Bosaso, in addition to Mogadishu.