Cameroon-Brazil Undersea Cable Deals with Data Demand

Increasing demand for data connectivity in South American and African continents will soon be addressed via a 6,000 km generation submarine cable that will connect Cameroon and Brazil.

Nexans has been awarded by Huawei Marine Networks with a contract to provide the second phase of Huawei’s National Broadband Network (NBNII). The cable system is going to be manufactured and tested at the Rognan factory in Norway of Nexans and the delivery is to be completed by end of 2017.

This contract strengthens the new age of Submarine Fibre Solutions (SFS) for Nexans, and supports our long relationship with Huawei Marine Networks, said Krister Granlie, the Executive Vice President for Hybrid Underwater Cables at Nexans.

The Chief Executive of Huawei Marine Networks, Mike Constable said that their company has a long standing close partnership with Nexans since their foundation in 2008. He further said that after the success of Phase I project of this National Broadband Network’s rollout, Nexans were the likely choice for Phase II, Huawei’s initial trans-Atlantic project.

Nexans in cooperation with Huawei Marine provided the Nigeria Cameroon Submarine Cable System in 2015 which comprised Phase I for the National Broadband Network development of Cameroon which is being established for Camtel, the national telecom company of Cameroon.

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