Huwaei Nigeria commences the Installation of the NCSCC, a Nigeria-Cameroon fibre link
Huawei Marine Networks Co. Ltd. (Huawei Marine), a global submarine network provider, today announced that it has commenced marine installation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS). The NCSCS is Cameroon’s first wholly-owned submarine cable with investment provided by the Cameroon Government. Spanning approximately 1,100 km, the NCSCS will directly link Kribi in Cameroon with Lagos in Nigeria, delivering 12.8 Tbps of capacity to broadband users in both countries by the end of 2015.
Presiding over the installation ceremony, Mr. Jean-Pierre Biyiti bi Essam, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, said, "The Government of Cameroon has embarked on putting in place the necessary facilities to boost the demand and supply of services in quality, in quantity and at affordable prices, as well as to increase telecommunications universal access and universal service". The installation of the NCSCS further demonstrates "the willingness of the Government to implement a true broadband infrastructure development policy throughout Cameroon’s national territory", the Minister added. The NCSCS system forms part of Cameroon’s broader strategic plan for building a National Broadband Network. The implementation of this submarine cable system will significantly enhance the development of e-government, e-trade, e-education and e-health programs and boost the economic and commercial development of Cameroon.
Source: Press Release