22 December 2012

Nigeria: Main One, Alcatel-Lucent Renew Deal

Lagos — Main One Cable Company Limited and Alcatel-Lucent have renewed their marine maintenance contract for Main One's submarine cable system connecting Portugal to Nigeria over 7,000 km and contributing to enhance overall African and international connectivity.

Main One Chief Commercial Officer, Bernard Logan said delivering high-speed bandwidth of 1.92 Tbit/s, the Main One cable enables cost-effective access to global information, data and markets in West Africa.

According to him, under the service level agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its maintenance vessels, as well as experienced, fully trained, and certified specialist personnel for cable repair "to ensure the optimal network availability for continuity and quality of communications that our customers demand. We rely on world-class technical support including state-of-the-art cable ships capable of delivering rapid response repair services in any weather condition."

Head of Alcatel-Lucent's submarine network activity, Philippe Dumont said, "Alcatel-Lucent's demonstrated capability and experience in all aspects of marine operations and maintenance assures and enhances the reliability of our network.

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