Ooredoo Maldives invests in PEACE Cable connecting the shores of Kulhudhufushi City to Singapore and Europe

PUBLISHED December 19, 2021

Ooredoo Maldives today has announced its entry into an agreement to invest in the PEACE Cable. PEACE Cable is a direct international Submarine Cable System that will build resiliency, diversity and redundancy on international data capacity to provide uninterrupted services to our customers. The cable will further strengthen the digital infrastructure of the Maldives

 ‘PEACE’ submarine cable will be landing at Kulhudhufushi City. Ooredoo Maldives has carefully chosen Kulhudhufushi to host the landing station of this subsea cable to create diversity in ISP traffic and to develop other areas besides the capital to drive digitally powered nation with endless possibilities and opportunities. 

The new international submarine cable will cover approximately 3000 kms to the East and 6000 kms to West connecting Maldives to Singapore in East and Marseille in France on the west side through trunk route which will also connect more than 15 other countries including East Africa. Ooredoo Maldives is investing in this revolutionary submarine cable to improve latency to Singapore and Europe and to add additional capacity. It will also provide diversity to international traffic and empower the 5G capabilities, in line with our vision to establish a truly Digital Maldives.

With the successful landing of the PEACE Cable, North of Maldives will become a gateway to East and West, opening up opportunities for hyperscaler services and host Data Centre facilities at Kulhudhufushi. Future digital businesses and Software development facilities at North are projected to rise with will provide new jobs, develop skill sets and endless opportunities to join the global digital race, as the cable will become an information highway to the rest of the world.

“The rapid use of the internet, cloud services and other future digital services enabled by 5G network and the Internet of Things has greatly increased the dependency and importance of strengthening the infrastructure. Ooredoo Maldives will ensure we are at the helm of the digital transformation of the nation through investments to strengthen the digital infrastructure to support the growing need of local communities and businesses to realize the benefits of digital age.” Managing Director & CEO of Ooredoo Maldives, Najib Khan.

“We are extremely excited and grateful for this first of its kind initiative by Ooredoo Maldives. With the landing of this subsea cable Kulhudhufushi City will be the first island outside the greater Male’ to be connected to digitally advanced countries through an international submarine cable. This project will massively improve the overall connectivity across the nation and connect our communities to new digital heights. We look forward to the future developments and opportunities this will bring the people of the North We extend our humble gratitude to Ooredoo Maldives for choosing Kulhudhufushi City to host the landing station of this this new international submarine cable” Kulhudhufushi City Mayor, Mohamed Athif. 

The PEACE Cable is estimated to be deployed and land the cable in HDh. Kulhudhufushi early 2023. The project will also support and enhance the network readiness to provide revolutionary 5G services connecting the people of the Maldives to new technologies, innovation and socioeconomic development across the nation.


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