In an effort to expand broadband infrastructure, Government of Cameroon has announced extending submarine cable system to Nigeria. Known as Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS), the complete work will be executed by Huawei Marine Networks Co. Ltd.
With the NCSCS coming into action, Cameroon will get its first ever submarine cable owned by the government. Spanning about 1,100 km, the NCSCS will link the Nigerian city of Lagos with that of Cameroon’s Kribi, delivering 12.8Tbps high-end services to the broadband users, residing in both countries by the end of the year 2015.
Speaking at the commencement ceremony in Cameroon, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications said that the NCSCS implementation will create a sound broadband infrastructure in the entire hub. Once the NCSCS starts working, users will be able to get better bandwidth connectivity at an affordable price. With this move, Cameroon’s position will also develop as one of the major bandwidth hubs in the entire region.
Huawei Marine’s premium Optical Transport Network Technologies and Wavelength Division Multiplex (WDM), the NCSCS instills titanium cased six fiber pair repeater – a first of its kind in the world. This second generation repeater is light weight, about 40% lighter than any other optical amplifier. This will reduce the marine installation cost and also ensure environmental safety to a great extent.