Alcatel-Lucent bags SOOC optical cable deal

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Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks has bagged a deal to develop the Sonangol Offshore Optical Cable (SOOC) project.

The financial details of the optical cable deal were not disclosed.

The optical cable infrastructure project is expected to reduce the cost-per-bit associated with the delivery of data traffic to Angola, including its offshore oil and gas production facilities.

The SOOC undersea network, spanning 1,900 km, will connect to landing points at four locations along the Angolan coast. The main benefit will be to the oil and gas industry in Angola by getting large offshore data bandwidth.

SOOC will ensure high-speed connection between the Luanda area and Cabinda to address the national telecom needs. Alcatel-Lucent will start the construction work in the second half of 2016.

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks claims that it leads the industry in terms of capacity and installed base with more than 575,000 km of optical submarine cables/systems deployed.

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