Maldives to replace outdated submarine cable this yearChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 9, 2020
Minister of Communications, Science and Technology Mohamed Maleeh Jamal on Saturday, noted that the Submarine Communication Cable between Maldives and India had become outdated and would be renewed by the end of 2020.
Minister Mohamed Maleeh Jamal
Topics: Maldives submarine cable
Local media Mihaaru reports the cable length at 840 kilometres and will be laid at a depth of 3,700 metres underwater.
Earlier in February, telecommunication giants Dhiraagu and Ooredoo Maldives signed an agreement to lay a second submarine cable. The companies signed a multiparty agreement to lay an International Fibre Optic Submarine Cable System between Maldives and Sri Lanka. The project was handed over to Huawei International Pvt Ltd.
The new fibre optic submarine cables are expected to significantly improve bandwidth locally and internationally, strengthening network connectivity across Maldives. ■