Global telecom company, Ericsson, has been selected by Angola Telecom to supply a fibre-optic submarine network to link six coastal provinces in Angola.
Ericsson is the sole supplier involved in the network and will provide the entire infrastructure, including the fibre-optic cable, transmission equipment and services in the contract worth $70m.
The network, which is to be known as ’Adones’ (Angola Domestic Network System), will cover almost the entire length of Angola’s 1600km coastline - from Cabinda province in the north to Namibe in the south - and will be used to deliver telecommunications and connectivity to the region.
Expected to be completed by the end of 2008, the submarine fibre-optic network will supply the coastal region with uninterrupted telecommunications and connectivity at an economical price.
"This is a very exciting and important project for us," explains João Avelino, president and CEO of Angola Telecom, "consumers in the coastal regions will benefit tremendously from increased, better quality communications services and, ultimately, the low cost of these services will enable the region’s industries and businesses to be more competitive in the world economy. This is why we have chosen to partner with Ericsson."