undersea fiber optics

FLY-LION III Lands in Mayotte

The consortium members of the FLY-LION III (Lower Indian Ocean Network) submarine cable system has completed the deployment of a new submarine fiber optic cable. The 400 km long new link owned by a consortium in which Orange is a partner, connects Moroni in Grande Comore and Mamoudzou in Mayotte. Apart from Orange, the consortium includes partners, Société Réunionnaise du…

Africa-1 Consortium Members Sign MoU

The consortium members of the Africa-1 Submarine fiber-optic cable system including MTN Group, PCCW Global, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Telecom Egypt (TE) and Telkom South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to proceed to the successful implementation of the project. Africa-1 is a consortium-funded submarine network system that will connect many African countries with countries in the Middle…

Liquid Sea Commences Submarine Fiber Cable Project

African fiber optic telecom Infrastructure provider, Liquid Telecom will build a new submarine fiber optic cable. The company had formed a new subsidiary division, named Liquid Sea, which is a wholly-owned by the parent Liquid Telecom to implement successful deployment of the project. Liquid Sea has started the project to build a new subsea cable linking Africa to the Middle…

Japanese Banks Sign Agreements for Funding South Atlantic Cable System

South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) had passed another milestone when the Development Bank of Angola (DBA) signed loan agreements with Japanese firms this week. SACS, the submarine fiber optic cable that connects South America with the African continent is Angola’s hope for international bandwidth. The Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) and other banks will provide the necessary funds to…

Unitel Bags Fiber Optic Network Expansion Project in Angola

ANIP, Angola’s National Agency for Private Investment (ANIP) has granted the biggest contracts for a nationwide fiber optic infrastructure development project to the Unitel group. Unitel is an Angola based telecommunication company. The total value of the telecom contracts awarded to other companies including Unitel is around US dollar 2.982 billion.

African Development Bank will Fund West African Undersea Fiber Optic Cable System

The African Development Bank Group will give US dollar 66 million to Main One cable company to develop the submarine fiber optic cable link along the west African coast. The total fiber optic project cost is estimated to be US dollar 240 million.