WFN Strategies has recently announced the contract award by Angola Telecom for the provision of supervision support of the ADONES submarine cable system.
WFN is providing network design and test plan review, factory acceptance and integration testing, review of survey reports, and acceptance monitoring of marine and terrestrial installation activities of the system.
ADONES consists of 1,500 kilometers of fiber-optic submarine cable, providing a backbone network for mobile traffic as well as broadband services covering the majority of Angola's population. The network is complementing not only the satellite network, but also the new nationwide terrestrial fiber network which is tying into all of the landing stations. Ericsson was previously awarded the system provision, consisting of the installation of a tailor-made, steel-wire-armored fiber-optic cable along Angola's entire coastline. ADONES will complement the current satellite backbone network and make reliable telecommunications services available to about 70 percent of Angolans, most of whom live in cities, such as the capital Luanda, that are close to the sea.