Dhiraagu has leased a land plot in Hulhumale’ for establishing the landing station to connect the Maldives to the global super high-way SEA-ME-WE 6 submarine cable system.
A special ceremony was held on August 11 at the HDC Building where CEO and Managing Director of Dhiraagu Ismail Rasheed and Managing Director of HDC Suhail Ahmed signed the agreement of the lease land for the landing station.
Dhiraagu entered into a contract with a consortium of 13 global telecom and tech companies to connect the Maldives directly to key Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and Data Centres (DCs) across South Asia and Europe to provide high-speed internet with superior quality for the nation.
As part of the project, Dhiraagu is making necessary arrangements for the Maldives branch of the cable to land in a new cable station at Hulhumale’.Dhiraagu revealed the 19,200 km state-of-the-art submarine cable system is planned to connect Maldives directly to the global hubs in South East Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe at eleven countries from Singapore to France, and is expected to be completed by Q1, 2025.
This is a significant investment by Dhiraagu to connect its network to key destinations across the world from Europe through Middle East, India to Singapore, which will significantly strengthen the Maldives’ international connectivity, improve the price, quality and resilience of its services to consumers, businesses, and fuel future growth of digital services across the country.