Main One Cable Company Limited contracts Alcatel-Lucent to maintain 6,800 km cable system, linking Portugal to Nigeria

May 27, 2010
MAY 27, 2010 -- Alcatel-Lucent and Main One Cable Company Limited, owner of a new cable on the West Coast of Africa, have signed a maintenance contract for the Phase 1 of the Main One cable system, an open access submarine cable network aiming to contribute to enhance African and international connectivity.

MAY 27, 2010 -- Alcatel-Lucent and Main One Cable Company Limited, owner of a new cable on the West Coast of Africa, have signed a maintenance contract for the Phase 1 of the Main One cable system, an open access submarine cable network aiming to contribute to enhance African and international connectivity.

Delivering high-speed bandwidth of 1.92 Tbit/s, the Main One cable will contribute to enabling cost-effective access to global information, data, and markets in Western Africa. In Phase 1, the system will connect Portugal to Nigeria over 6,800 km with an additional landing station in Ghana. In Portugal, it will interconnect to cable systems serving other markets in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

As part of the contract, Alcatel-Lucent will make available its maintenance vessels, as well as its certified personnel.

“To ensure the continuity and quality of communications required by our customers, we need to rely on state-of-the-art cable ships capable of carrying out all aspects of cable maintenance in any weather condition,” says Bernard Logan, Main One business development executive.

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