French company Nexans will supply optical cables for the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS)
The company won the order from Huawei Marine Networks Company (HMNC), the turnkey contractor for NCSCS. Nexans will supply approximately 1,100 km of its latest generation of Repeatered Optical Cable (ROC-2) and associated accessories to HMNC, and this is expected to provide a significant boost to Internet connectivity in Nigeria and Cameroon.
“Nexans has met the needs of our project by not only producing high quality repeatered cable, but also providing dedicated support in the complex process of integrating the repeaters into the cable. The delivery of these cables is a key milestone in the NCSCS project,” said Kevin Zhang, project director at HMNC.
Optical repeaters were integrated into the cables by HMNC at Nexans’ facility in Rognan, Norway.
Krister Granlie, executive vice president for hybrid underwater cables at Nexans, said, “Nexans fully satisfied the delivery time and quality requirements of the contract. The NCSCS project represents a key milestone for Nexans in entering the repeatered cable system market, and we look forward to continue collaborating with Huawei Marine in the future.”
Delivery of the cables started in the spring 2015 and the project will be completed later this year.
NCSCS will deliver broadband to users in both countries by the end of 2015. The submarine cable system, which will be the first such system to be wholly-owned by Cameroon, will have a capacity of 12.8 Tbps.