This week, China Telecom Global (CTG), the international operating subsidiary of China Telecom, announced that it has selected the Djibouti Data Center (DDC), to help facilitate network expansion in East Africa. China Telecom is an integrated information service provider in China.
The company says that the Djibouti Data Center has been built to Tier III data center standards. It is positioned in East Africa and will enable China Telecom Global to establish cross-connect and co-location facilities directly adjacent to Djibouti Telecom’s cable landing stations.
The data center serves as a meeting point for submarine fiber cable systems including the new Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable designed to connect Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Western Europe.
Mr. Liu Changhai, Managing Director of China Telecom (Africa and Middle-East) said :
The cooperation with DDC is a significant component of our overall commitment to contributing to the digital evolution and economic development of Africa.
The addition of SEA-ME-WE 5 to CTG’s existing fiber cable assets in the region is a significant milestone that marks a new page for the company’s regional strategic planning in accordance to the Belt and Road Initiative.