Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent Selected for Submarine Cable Linking Angola to Brazil

eFive Telecoms, a South African telecommunications company, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to build a new submarine cable network linking the west coast of Africa to South America. The system will be composed of two trunks - the first one connecting South Africa to Angola and Nigeria, and the second trunk linking Angola to Brazil.

Alcatel-Lucent will manage the project end-to-end, including the system design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning. The system will also be maintained by Alcatel-Lucent through its Atlantic Private Maintenance Agreement (APMA) which currently covers over 100,000 km of critical submarine cable infrastructure from the west coast of Africa to the Caribbean and as far north as Greenland. Financial terms were not disclosed.


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