Dhiraagu Secures Lease Land for the Landing Station of Global Super Highway SEA-ME-WE-6 Submarine Cable System

PUBLISHED August 13, 2022 | updated August 15, 2022 04:22

Dhiraagu has secured the lease land in Hulhumale’ for establishing the landing station to connect the Maldives to the global super high-way SEA-ME-WE 6 Submarine cable system.

Earlier this year, Dhiraagu entered into a contract with a consortium of 13 global telecom and tech companies to connect 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’. A special ceremony was held today at HDC Building where CEO & MD of Dhiraagu Mr. Ismail Rasheed and Managing Director of HDC Mr. Suhail Ahmed signed the agreement of the lease land for the landing station.

This 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. Additionally, it positions the company to further explore the potentials of emerging technologies such as 5G, and the use of artificial intelligence and AR advances for its businesses, gamers and more.

Dhiraagu is committed to enriching lives by continuing to invest in modern technology to enhance customers’ digital experience and help them ‘take on tomorrow’.


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