MainOne has announced the extension of its world-class submarine fiber optic cable network from its Cable Landing Station in Lagos, Nigeria to Kribi, Cameroun.
It comes amid plan by the Nigerian communications services company’s announcement of additional $300m in the region over the next 10 years to deepen Internet access via fiber infrastructure and data centers in Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
This new extension, the Nigerian Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS), will also branch out to two strategic points in Nigeria’s South-South region to extend into Escravos in Delta State and Qua Iboe in Akwa Ibom State.
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”MainOne”]“According to the Nigerian tech company, the new extension of its undersea cable system, which spans approximately 1,100 km, is being built in partnership with Cameroun Telecommunications (CAMTEL) and Huawei Marine Networks, with investment provided by the Cameroun Government. It is expected to deliver capacity of up to an additional 12.8Tbps to broadband users in that Cameroun by the end of 2015.” [/blockquote]