Ooredoo Maldives announced the official landing of PEACE cable in Kulhudhuffushi City on Sunday, February18, 2024. PEACE is the first international cable landing in an island other than Hulhumale in the Maldives.

The cable system will be fully operational by third quarter (June/July) of 2024. Once in service, kulhudhuffushi will be directly connected to Singapore.

The establishment of PEACE Cable in the Maldives, connecting Kulhudhuffushi City to Singapore and Europe is an important step towards accommodating the rapid digital transformation taking place in the Maldives. With the successful landing of the PEACE Cable, the North of Maldives will become a gateway to the East and West, open up opportunities for Hyperscalers and Managed Services, create new jobs, develop skill sets and endless opportunities that will contribute immensely to the digital economy of the Maldives.

Once completed, the entire system will connect a population of over 2 billion people, linking Asia-Africa-Europe, with a total length of over 25,000km. The cable will also provide a direct route from Singapore to France as well as a direct channel from Singapore to Africa.

The Maldives is currently connected to India and Sri Lanka through FALCON, Dhiraagu-SLT Submarine Cable Network and Maldives Sri Lanka Cable system (MSC).

In addition to the PEACE cable which has landed in the Maldives and is expected to be ready for service by the third quarter (June/July) of 2024, SEA-ME-WE 6 and IAX will also connect the Maldives.

Ocean Connectivity Maldives (OCM) landed the India-Asia Express (IAX) cable in Hulhumale in August, 2023.

Dhiraagu has participated in the SEA-ME-WE 6 consortium and will land the SMW6 cable system in the Maldives. 

PEACE Cable Route
PEACE Cable Route, Image courtesy: PEACE Cable International
PEACE Cable Lands in the Maldives
PEACE Cable Lands in the Maldives, Image courtesy: HMN Tech
PEACE Cable Lands in the Maldives
PEACE Cable Lands in the Maldives, Image courtesy: HMN Tech