Huawei completes 100G upgrade of cable system

12 August 2015 |


Huawei has completed its upgrade of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) to 100G transmission technology.

Huawei Marine Networks upgraded the section from South Africa to Portugal and Portugal to the UK of the cable system. 

The WACS was commissioned in 2012 by a consortium of 18 international and regional operators and is said to be the largest submarine cable directly linking Southern Africa to Europe. At 14,530km in length, the cable has an initial design capacity of 5.12Tbps. 

“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.