Ooredoo Announces PEACE Cable Landing, Transforming Maldives’ Digital Landscape

Ooredoo Maldives has announced the official landing of the PEACE cable system in Kulhudhuffushi City, establishing a direct connection between the Maldivian city and Singapore. The cable system is scheduled to begin operating by the third quarter of 2024. This new direct link is expected to facilitate the ongoing digital transformation of the Maldives.

This project positions the northern Maldives as a strategic gateway for digital connectivity between East and West. Ooredoo anticipates the enhanced infrastructure will attract hyperscalers and managed services, creating new jobs and fueling overall growth within the nation’s digital economy.

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Minister of Cities, Local Governments and Public Works, Adam Shareef, commended the project, stating that the PEACE cable system is a positive development for the Maldives. Chief Operating Officer of Ooredoo Maldives, Hussain Niyaz, and Kulhudhuffushi City Mayor, Mohamed Athif, also highlighted the significance of the project. The cable landing opens up the potential for Kulhudhuffushi to emerge as a key digital hub, offering benefits to the region.

When completed, the extensive PEACE cable system will span over 25,000 km, connecting populations across Asia, Africa, and Europe. Importantly, this will provide direct routes between Singapore and France, along with a connection between Singapore and Africa.

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