Main One, Alca-Lu extend cable maintenance contract

6 Dec 2012

Alcatel-Lucent has announced the renewal of its marine maintenance contract for Main One Cable Company’s submarine cable system, which stretches 7,000km along the West African coastline from Portugal to Nigeria. Under the service level agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will make available its maintenance vessels, as well as experienced, fully trained and certified specialist personnel for cable repairs, while Main One will continue to manage and maintain its network. ‘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,’ said Bernard Logan, Main One chief commercial officer, adding: ‘Alcatel-Lucent’s demonstrated capability and experience in all aspects of marine operations and maintenance assures and enhances the reliability of our network.’ The USD300 million Main One cable went live in July 2010 with a design capacity of 1.92Tbps, providing open access, wholesale, international broadband capacity to countries along the western coast of Africa.

Nigeria, Alcatel-Lucent, MainOne Cable