HMN Tech finishes SHARE Cable marine installation

Jan. 11, 2022
The 720-km submarine network is designed to provide 16 Tbps of capacity between Dakar, Senegal, and Praia in Cape Verde.

China-based HMN Technologies Co., Ltd. says it has completed the marine deployment of the Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express (SHARE) submarine cable system. The 720-km submarine network is designed to provide 16 Tbps of capacity between Dakar, Senegal, and Praia in Cape Verde.

The SHARE Cable, financed by the government of Senegal and operated by the Agence De l’Informatique de l’Etat (ADIE), is expected to be ready for service in the current quarter. In addition to connecting the two countries, the submarine cable will provide a link to onward connectivity to Europe and South America via other international submarine cables that land in Cape Verde. The cable design also offers the option of an additional branching unit that could offer connectivity to other nations in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

“SHARE Cable, the first submarine optical cable totally owned by the Senegalese State, offers a great strategic opportunity to Senegal and the west African region to have more Internet capacities and better resilience. Directly connecting to Cape Verde, Senegal is anticipating to become one of the internet hubs in West Africa. ADIE, by operating a low-latency, high-quality, and large-capacity optical submarine cable, is ready to provide to network operators and ISPs enough internet bandwidth that can benefit both local residents and businesses to boost the digital economy development,” said Cheikh Bakhoum, CEO of Agence De l’Informatique de l’Etat.

“We are pleased to achieve completion of marine installation activities which, in these challenging pandemic times, is a testament to the deep working relationships with all our partners and ADIE. The SHARE cable will boost the region's digital economy and facilitate the development of Smart Senegal,” said Ma Yanfeng, executive vice president of HMN. "HMN Tech remains committed to developing reliable innovative technology that promotes industry evolution and accelerates the world’s digital transformation.”

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