Dialog Axiata connects Sri Lanka and Maldives with new cable

Dialog Axiata connects Sri Lanka and Maldives with new cable

The Maldives Sri Lanka Cable system (MSC) is set to deliver high speed broadband connectivity between the two nations.

With investment from Dialog Axiata, the 840km submarine fibre optic system will provide high speed, low latency connectivity between Hulhumale in the Maldives and Mount Lavinia in Sri Lanka.

Working with its consortium partners Ooredoo and the Maldives’ Dhiraagu as well as supplier HMN, Dialog Axiata was able to design and implement the system swiftly despite the logistical challenges and limitations enforced by the pandemic, reported local outlet The Island.

“The MSC system will facilitate the growing demand for internet in the Maldives, while increasing our submarine cable network reliability by providing route diversity. The system also caters for additional capacity required to enhance the digital ecosystem and provide modern digital services,” said Ismail Rasheed, CEO and Managing Director of Dhiraagu.

“Our close partnership and cooperation between all MSC consortium members and HMN Tech has achieved a timely system completion,” said Najib Khan, Managing Director & CEO of Ooredoo Maldives PLC. “The system further enhances our submarine network infrastructure to support the increasing communication needs of customers and power key digital innovations in the 5G era. This benefits all regional enterprises and consumers.”