Huawei Marine Networks Ltd (Huawei Marine), in a press release, stated that they’ve been awarded a contract by the Equatorial Guinea government to build a Ceiba-2 Submarine Cable System.

The cable system, which is expected to be ready in the fourth quarter of 2015, will enable the country connect to larger submarine cable systems including WACS, SAT-3, and Main One via Kirbi –consequently providing access to an European network.

Mr. Olo Bahamonde, Minister of Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Transport, Post and Telecommunications, opined that: “The development of a robust telecommunications infrastructure is vital to the future of Equatorial Guinea. We are pleased to work with Huawei Marine to implement the Ceiba-2 Submarine Cable System which will substantially boost the economic and commercial development of the country.”

The 290 kilometre system will be featuring a capacity of eight terabytes per second (Tbps) and link Malabo to Bata (economic hub of the country) with a unit branching towards Kirbi, Cameroon.

“It is our privilege to support the government of Equatorial Guinea by enhancing their international connectivity though the latest high-speed submarine cable infrastructure. Huawei Marine’s leading-edge solutions continue to be the preferred choice of governments, carriers and private sector partners providing critical telecommunications solutions and value to regions around the world,” Mr. Mike Constable, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Marine Networks, added.

The project will utilize Huawei’s Marine’s leading-edge Wavelength Division Multiplex (WDM) and Optical Transport Network (OTN) technologies.

Equatorial Guineans will definitely welcome this laudable project after completion and hopefully enjoy the full potential it has to offer.

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