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16 November 2016
| James Pearce
PCCW Global has selected the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) as it looks to drive its network expansion and provision colocation and undersea fibre cable services in East Africa.
The tier three data centre connects with the new
Asia-Africa-Europe-1 subsea cable (AAE-1), which is due to go
live next year and is backed by a consortium which includes
AAE-1 will cover 25,000km and utilise 100G connectivity,
offering more than 40Tb of capacity. It will connect Djibouti
with Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore,
Thailand, Myanmar,India, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Yemen,
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy and France.
Mr. Jordick Wong, SVP product and vendor management for PCCW
Global, said: "The DDC is an important element of our wider
pan-African development and expansion plans. The addition of
AAE-1 to PCCW Global’s existing undersea fibre
cable assets in the region will enable us to provide even more
robust services, along with lower latency and increased
diversity, boosting services levels for our customers."
The DDC is one of the only tier three carrier-neutral data
centres I the region with connections to fibre systems
including EIG, EASSy, Aden-Djibouti, Ethiopia-Djibouti, and the
upcoming SEA-ME-WE-5, which is expected to go live later this
It also operates the Djibouti Internet Exchange (DjIX),
which offers neutral internet services in East Africa.
DDC CEO Anthony Voscarides said: "The addition of AAE-1
cable system further establishes DDC as the leading carrier
neutral data centre hub in East Africa serving global and
regional Telco’s, MNOs, ISPs, and CDN
Djibouti Data Center,