Cable laying operation underway in the Maldives
Deployment has begun on a fiber optic submarine cable network system in the Maldives. Dhiraagu, the Maldives business of Cable & Wireless Communications, has commenced laying the network, which will run from the north to the south of the island nation
The Dhiraagu Domestic Submarine Cable Network (DDSCN) is a 1253 km length fiber optic submarine cable that first came ashore on the island of Kulhudhuffushi, the capital of the Haa Dhaalu Atoll in the north of the Maldives. The DDSCN project will give customers access to high-quality, high-speed broadband internet and facilitate services such as e-health, telemedicine, e-government, and other online services in the Maldives.
Dhiraagu has installed about 35 Wi-Fi hotspots in Male and more on a dozen other islands.
Dhiraagu has also completed the upgrade of the fixed broadband network in Male and trialed 5G services in November 2018.