Thursday, March 5, 2009

Huawei Marine to Build Tunisia-Italy Submarine Cable

Huawei Marine Networks has been awarded a turnkey contract signed by Tunisie Telecom in Tunisia for the supply of a submarine cable system called "HANNIBAL System" project linking Tunisia and Italy.

The "HANNIBAL System" will stretch about 170km and connect Kelibia, Tunisia and Mazara, Italy across the Mediterranean Sea, with a maximum capacity of 3.2 Tbps. On its completion at the end of 2009, the "HANNIBAL System" will supply a capacity of 10 Gbps x 80 wavelengths per fiber pair, with the potential of being upgraded to 40 Gbps .

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