MainOne extends undersea cable into Nigeria, Cameroun

MainOne extends undersea cable into Nigeria, Cameroun

MainOne extends undersea cable into Nigeria, Cameroun

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MainOne has announced the extension of its world-class submarine fiber optic cable network from its Cable Landing Station in Lagos, Nigeria to Kribi, Cameroun.
It comes amid plan by the Nigerian communications services company’s announcement of additional $300m in the region over the next 10 years to deepen Internet access via fiber infrastructure and data centers in Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
This new extension, the Nigerian Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS), will also branch out to two strategic points in Nigeria’s South-South region to extend into Escravos in Delta State and Qua Iboe in Akwa Ibom State.

[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”MainOne”]“According to the Nigerian tech company, the new extension of its undersea cable system, which spans approximately 1,100 km, is being built in partnership with Cameroun Telecommunications (CAMTEL) and Huawei Marine Networks, with investment provided by the Cameroun Government. It is expected to deliver capacity of up to an additional 12.8Tbps to broadband users in that Cameroun by the end of 2015.” [/blockquote]

MainOne extends undersea cable into Nigeria, Cameroun
Sub-saharan Undersea Cables in 2010
MainOne’s further extension into the key regions of the Niger Delta in a major step forward in taking the international opticalfibre undersea cable to serve the Nigerian hitherlands with broadband services.
According to the Nigerian tech company, the new extension of its undersea cable system, which spans approximately 1,100 km, is being built in partnership with Cameroun Telecommunications (CAMTEL) and Huawei Marine Networks, with investment provided by the Cameroun Government. It is expected to deliver capacity of up to an additional 12.8Tbps to broadband users in that Cameroun by the end of 2015.
Commenting on this development, Jean-Pierre Biyiti bi Essam, the Cameroun Minister of Posts and Telecommunications says “the Government of Cameroon has embarked on putting in place the necessary facilities to boost the demand and supply of services in quality, in quantity and at affordable prices, as well as to increase telecommunications universal access and universal service.”
The installation of the NCSCS further demonstrates “the willingness of the Government to implement a true broadband infrastructure development policy throughout Cameroon’s national territory”, the Minister added.
David Nkoto Emane, General Manager, Cameroon Telecommunications Corporation (CAMTEL) says “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 to Europe and beyond.”
Speaking on the milestone, MainOne’s Regional Executive for West Africa, Kazeem Oladepo reiterated the company’s vision for a better connected West Africa.
“MainOne supports initiatives to expedite the penetration of reliable and affordable broadband internet services in the West African region to drive economic development. We have, and will continue to invest significantly in projects to accelerate broadband access, which is part of our strategy to boost the economic and commercial development of West Africa.”
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