Digital infrastructure provider Vertiv has completed the installation of Hormuud Telecom’s undersea cable landing station (CLS) in Somalia.
This new critical infrastructure is projected to support economic, societal and digital growth in the region, by empowering more Somali citizens and businesses with access to the internet.
Hormuud Telecom aims to introduce innovative and high quality connectivity solutions in Somalia through the deployment of a new open access cable landing station, opening up more opportunity for internet access for Somali citizens.
Hormuud Telecom selected Vertiv as its digital infrastructure partner of choice, due to Vertiv’s extensive experience and expertise in bringing key technologies to Africa. Spear-headed by Hormuud Telecom, the cable landing station has been outfitted with Vertiv power and cooling equipment in partnership with Pure Earth International, a Vertiv authorised distributor across the horn of Africa.
“This cable landing station is monumental for Somalia’s digital growth and to put it on the global map of digitalisation. In today’s world, and especially the post-pandemic world, it is essential for all citizens to have access to the internet and data. The project’s goal is to fill the gaps in internet infrastructure that exist currently in the Somali landscape. The deployment of this landmark undersea cable positions the region for much-needed high-speed internet,” says Pierre Havenga, managing director of Vertiv in Africa.
The cable landing station will enable massive acceleration of broadband proliferation and thereby improve online connectivity in and around Somalia. It will accommodate various submarine cables, in turn streamlining the process of establishing cross-connections to local and global partners, making it easier, quicker, and more efficient for all stakeholders.
“Hormuud Telecom anticipates significant expansion in the network capacity of multiple submarine cables for Somalia in the near future,” says Yasin Hassan, head of corporate communications at Hormuud Telecom.