Djibouti Teleport: Now operational

New Djibouti teleport will help enterprises open up new markets and reach new customers

When Obiageli Ezekwesili, former World Bank VP for Africa, spoke in 2010 of Africa’s “golden moment” he highlighted how the nations of Africa are rapidly developing while markets elsewhere struggle with recession. The demand for modern telecommunications to support this economic momentum just keeps growing and this is particularly evident in Africa’s growing demand for bandwidth in order to keep pace with the demand for connectivity.  

In order to support this growth, SES will open a new state-of-the-art teleport in the Republic of Djibouti. Located in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. As the gateway to Africa, the new Djibouti teleport sits at the crossroads of international fibre connectivity, linking up Africa, Europe and Asia.

The new teleport will have particular appeal for enterprises keen to leverage VSAT technology. The capabilities and reach enabled by the teleport are expected to attract strong interest from mining and oil and gas providers, relief organisations and MNOs eager to develop new revenue streams and extend their business reach across the continent.

The new Djibouti teleport will feature full redundancy, SCPC and MPLS connectivity to provide comprehensive managed VSAT network services and high speed trunking services of over 100Mbps in both C and Ku band frequencies.

It will help organisations expand their commercial potential, take advantage of new opportunities for business growth, and reach more customers by providing a gateway to SES' global fibre network, connecting to over 700 POPs worldwide.

With the addition of a 9m antenna in Ku-band and a 16m antenna in C-band alongside Djibouti Telecom, the capabilities at this new facility is expanded significantly, cementing Djibouti's position as the bridge between Europe and Africa, enabling businesses to grow by providing access and greater turnaround options on the satellites SES-4, SES-5 and NSS 12 and opening up new business opportunities for SES customers.