Dhiraagu has joined a multi-party agreement to connect the Maldives to Sri Lanka through a second fiber optic submarine cable which is estimated to cost USD 8.4 million.
A submarine communications cable is a cable laid on the sea bed between land-based stations to carry telecommunication signals across stretches of ocean and sea. Dhiraagu will own 45% of the Maldives Sri Lanka Cable, Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata Plc will own 10% and 45% belongs to Ooredoo Maldives Plc.
In 2006, Dhiraagu started connecting the Maldives to the rest of the world through an 837 km fiber optic submarine cable. This project allowed Dhiraagu to have an international cable link with Sri Lanka and three domestic submarine cable links between Hulhumale and Male', Male' and Kaafu Villingili, and Laamu Gan and Gaafu Dhaal Gadhoo.
The second cable will strengthen international diversity, increase international bandwidth and improve reliability. “Our investment in the new submarine cable network will improve our network diversity and resilience, further enhancing service availability and experience for our customers,” announces the telecommunication company.