Thursday, July 8, 2010

Main One Cable Goes Live with Terabit Capacity for W. Africa

Main One Cable has activated commercial service on its new 7,000 km undersea cable connecting West Africa to Europe. The terabit capacity cable has landing stations in Nigeria and Ghana and branching units in Morocco, Canary Islands, Senegal and Ivory Coast. The company, which is wholly African, calculates that its cable offer more than ten times the bandwidth of what was previously available. Tyco Electronics Subsea Communications (SubCom) was the lead contractor on the project.

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