Monday, October 2, 2006

Alcatel to Build South Caribbean Fiber Network

Alcatel was awarded a turnkey contract by South Caribbean Fiber (SCF), a subsidiary of the LORET Group, to deploy a new submarine cable network spanning the eastern Caribbean islands.

The new submarine cable network will span about 1,000 km, connecting Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Barbados, Grenada, and Trinidad. SCF will interconnect with the Global Caribbean Network (GCN) - linking Guadeloupe to Puerto Rico and the Virgin islands, through the St. Martin and St. Barthelemy islands. SCF will also interconnect with the Middle Caribbean Network (MCN) submarine system linking Martinique and Dominica.

Alcatel will supply its new-generation DWDM submarine line terminal, unrepeatered systems, as well as its Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems for terrestrial applications. The Alcatel 1350 management suite will manage all the equipment. Furthermore, Alcatel will provide a comprehensive set of services including marine and terrestrial installation, commissioning and integration.