ASN to deploy Angola subsea route

05 October 2015 |


Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) is to construct the Sonangol Offshore Optical Cable (SOOC) which will connect landing points across the coast of Angola.

The 1,900km cable will be designed to reduce the cost-per-bit associated with data traffic delivery to Angola, and specifically its offshore oil and gas facilities.

These facilities are expected to benefit from large offshore data bandwidth with high availability, high reliability and low latency.

“After connecting Angola to the global network through several undersea cables, ASN is pleased to further contribute to the development of the Angolan fibre-optical infrastructure,” said Yohann Bénard, oil and gas general manager at ASN.

“This award is a prime illustration that submarine fibre-optic technology is becoming the standard telecoms medium for offshore assets. It further demonstrates our leadership in the platform connectivity market, which is one of the priorities of ASN’s industrial plan to diversify into the oil and gas sector.”

Alcatel-Lucent partnered with Angola Cables in November 2012 to expand the availability of high-speed internet access and data services across Angola and onto its neighbouring countries.