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Huawei Marine Contracts to build South Atlantic Inter Link Cable System

Jun 28, 2017

[Shanghai, China, June 28, 2017]On June 27, Huawei Marine contracted with China Unicom and Camtel to construct the South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL), which marks the official commencement of the SAIL implementation phase. Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping, CEO of China Unicom Lu Yimin, and Camtel General Manager David Nkote attended the signing ceremony.

Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping (left), CEO of China Unicom Lu Yimin (middle), and Camtel General Manager David Nkote (right) signed contract

Backed by investment from China Unicom and Camtel, the SAIL system links Cameroon and Brazil, a length of 6000km. Adopting Huawei Marine’s advanced 100G technology, the system has 4 fiber pairs and a design capacity of 32Tbit/s. SAIL is the first direct access cable that connects Africa and South America. When competed, the system will provide reliable, high-quality intercontinental telecommunications infrastructure to support growth in these two developing regions.

Lu Yimin, CEO of China Unicom said: “China has strategic partnerships with Africa and South America. SAIL not only provides high-quality international telecommunication services to countries in these two continent, but also better serves Chinese companies to develop their business in these region. ”

Camtel General Manager David Nkote said: “It is a great pleasure to partner with China Unicom and Huawei Marine on building the SAIL cable system. When it completed, it will provide new international connectivity, to facilitate bandwidth demand between Africa and South America and support the booming economies in the two continents.”