Dolphin Telecom’s $700m cable to enter Nigeria soon

Global communications  carrier and operator of the Africa Coast to Europe submarine cable system in West Africa, Dolphin Telecom, has announced that it will land the $700m submarine cable in Nigeria in the fourth quarter of this year.

The firm said this at NigeriaCom conference and exhibition in Lagos.

The ACE cable, initiated by France Télécom-Orange and administered by a consortium of 16 operators links Europe to the West Coast of Africa through an unprecedented connectivity.

The cable system uses the most advanced high-speed broadband fiber optic technology and is a vector of social development and economic growth in Africa, reducing the digital divide, the company said.

With an overall investment in the ACE submarine cable of over $70m, the cable had full  landing rights in Accra, Dakar, Lagos, Gambia and Senegal, and part of the special purpose vehicle in Mauritania and Guinea Conakry, covering 80 per cent of the West African market, it explained.

ACE will pass through the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Canary Islands, and have touch points in 21 African countries.

The Managing Director, Dolphin Telecoms, Mr. Abdel Mageid Elzain, was quoted as saying that, “With our extensive global network and strong reliability, Dolphin Telecom aims to be the driving force for the business community of West Africa functioning as a catalyst in extending global reach, high quality connectivity and unsurpassed levels of reliability and uptime.”

The Chief Commercial Officer, Dolphin Telecom, Mr. Francis Okoh, also said ACE submarine cable would bring seamless connectivity to Africa with massive bandwidth to ensure affordable internet access to the continent.

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