Huawei Marine Networks has started installation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) – that will be delivering 12.8 Tbps of capacity to broadband users in Cameroon and Nigeria by the end of 2015.
Cameroon Government owns the submarine cable spanning approximately 1,100 km. The NCSCS will link Kribi in Cameroon with Lagos in Nigeria.
The NCSCS system is part of Cameroon’s strategic plan for building a national broadband network in the country to enhance e-government, e-trade, e-education and e-health programs and boost the economic and commercial development of Cameroon.
David NKOTO EMANE, general manager, Cameroon Telecommunications, said: “The NCSCS system enables us to provide users with faster bandwidth connectivity at a significantly lower cost. By providing direct connection to Nigeria, the cable system will also serve to enhance Cameroon’s position as the major bandwidth hub in the region and internationally.”
As part of the deal announced earlier, NCSCS will be utilizing Huawei Marine’s Wavelength Division Multiplex (WDM) and Optical Transport Network (OTN) technologies, and incorporates titanium-cased six-fiber pair repeater. Huawei Marine’s second generation RPT 1660 is the smallest repeater and 40 percent lighter than any other optical amplifier.
Meanwhile, Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks on Tuesday said it completed the commissioning of the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS), a 6000 km undersea cable linking Florida, in the United States, to Ecuador. PCCS is owned by Cable & Wireless Communications, Setar, Telconet, Telefónica Global Solutions and United Telecommunication Services (UTS).