Posted on 22.01.2010 - 12:00 EST in SUBSEA TELECOMS NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd. ("Huawei Marine") announced today that it has successfully delivered the Hannibal submarine cable communications system for Tunisie Telecom. Accepted by the customer, the system has become operational.
Spanning 180 km of the Mediterranean Sea and connecting Tunisia's Kelibia with Italy's Mazara de vallo, the system provides an initial capacity of 40 Gbit/s and can be readily upgradable up to 3.2 Tbit/s.
To complete its first turnkey submarine cable project since its inception, Huawei Marine formed a project delivery team of senior industry experts to design and implement a series of detailed project plans and exhaustive risk response measures in close cooperation with the customer. By fully utilizing the resources of its parent companies, Huawei Technologies and Global Marine Systems, Huawei Marine successfully delivered the project in just eight months.
"As well as meeting the growing demand for bandwidth in Tunis, the Hannibal system has fortified the security of its international connections," said Mr. Montassar Ouaili, chairman and CEO of Tunisie Telecom. "The successful delivery relies heavily on Huawei Marine's leading technical solution and professional delivery capabilities. It proves that Huawei Marine is the best choice and a dependable partner."
Nigel Bayliff, Huawei Marine's CEO, commented: "We're pleased to contribute to the submarine cable system for Tunisia. In the Hannibal project, we applied our cutting-edge unrepeatered solution to system design and installation. Huawei Marine is committed to offering high-performance and reliable submarine cable systems that maximize benefits for customers."