Huawei Marine Networks has completed the upgrade of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) to 100G transmission technology.
“Our aim is to provide an advanced, stable and seamless communications network which contributes to the social and economic development of the African region,” said Vishen Maharaj, chairperson of the WACS consortium’s management committee.
“We are constantly working to improve the capabilities of the WACS network while maintaining an economically viable and flexible service for customers. It is our pleasure to cooperate with Huawei Marine to significantly expand the WACS network, which is a key part of this effort,” he added.
“With our advanced technology, Huawei Marine has achieved 100G ultra-long haul transmission and offered the WACS consortium a cost-effective solution that substantially increases and enhances network connectivity, operational efficiency and the end-user experience in these growth regions,” said Mike Constable, CEO of Huawei Marine Networks.
The WACS runs from South Africa to the UK, via Portugal, delivering a total capacity of 5.12 terabits per second.