Nigeria-Cameroun submarine cable go-live rings hope for West Africa’s broadband
The deployment of the high-capacity Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) has been seen as opening a new vista to deepen broadband penetration in West Africa.
Nigeria’s MainOne, an indigenous telecoms and network service provider which announced the completion of the link says the new submarine cable system connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun “is a key component of the country’s strategic plan to provide internet access to its citizens via a National Broadband Network.”
The submarine cable installation, which commenced in June 2015 following a tripartite partnership between MainOne, The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Cameroun and Huawei Marine Networks, had investment provided by the Cameroun Government, MainOne says.
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”MainOne”]“The company says the six-pair 1,100 kilometre repeater undersea cable system will deliver capacity of up to 12.8Tbps to broadband users in Cameroun and is being lit with 40GB capacity from day one.”[/blockquote]