According to a report via This Day, Nigeria-based undersea cable firm MainOne has extended its submarine fibre cable to Cameroon.
The reports reveals that the Nigerian-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) will also branch out to two strategic points in Nigeria’s South-south region, Escravos in Delta State and Qua Iboe in Akwa Ibom State.
The new system spanning approximately 1,100 km is being built in partnership with Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) and Huawei Marine Networks, with investment provided by the Cameroon government. It is expected to deliver capacity of up to another 12.8 Tbps to broadband users in that country by the end of 2015.
Speaking on the milestone, MainOne’s Regional Executive for West Africa, Kazeem Oladepo, reiterated the company’s vision for a better connected West Africa. According to Oladepo, “MainOne supports initiatives to expedite the penetration of reliable and affordable broadband internet services in the West African region to drive economic development. We have, and will continue to invest significantly in projects to accelerate broadband access, which is part of our strategy to boost the economic and commercial development of West Africa.”