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Orange invests in the MainOne submarine cable

MainOne submarine cable
Africa   Orange will be the owner of the cable station in Dakar

Orange and MainOne Cable Company announced that they have signed an agreement allowing for a major investment by Orange in the West Africa submarine cable system, MainOne.


hrough this partnership Orange will acquire additional capacity, thereby reinforcing its position in the African telecommunications ecosystem.

MainOne’s current cable system comprises a 7,000km submarine cable, which was launched in 2010 and has landing stations in Nigeria, Ghana and Portugal.

The partnership between Orange and MainOne Company will provide for the construction and installation of two new branches and stations. These will connect the cable to Dakar in Senegal and Abidjan in the Côte d’Ivoire by mid-2019. Orange will be the owner of the cable station in Dakar. Orange’s investment represents a major milestone for this project.

Orange Marine, a 100% subsidiary of the Orange Group, has been chosen to manage the installation of these two new branches.

 

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