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MainOne launches Nigerian-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS)

MainOne, a leading telecoms and network services provider in West Africa, has announced that the high capacity Nigerian-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun has been completed and went live in December 2015.

The submarine cable installation, which commenced in June 2015 following a tripartite partnership between MainOne, The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Cameroun and Huawei Marine Networks, had investment provided by the Cameroon Government. The cable is a six-pair, 1,100 kilometer repeater submarine system with a capacity of up to 12.8Tbps. It went live with 40GB capacity from Day 1.

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