Nearly 70% of Angolans will now be able to receive satellite communications through a fibre-optic cable running the length of the Angolan coastline. WFN Strategies will supply Angola Telecom with telecoms, business and engineering support.
WFN Strategies has recently announced the award of a contract by Angola Telecom for the provision of supervision support of the Angolan ADONES submarine cable system. WFN will provide 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 km of fibre-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 fibre 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-armoured fibre-optic cable along Angola's entire coastline. ADONES will complement the current satellite backbone network and make reliable telecommunications services available to about 70% of Angolans, most of whom live in cities, such as the capital Luanda, that are close to the sea.
* WFN Strategies provides telecommunications business and engineering support for remote and unique communications requirements, accomplishing projects involving submarine and terrestrial optical cable, microwave/WiMAX/WiFi, mobile, and satellite and RF technologies for customers in telecoms, oil & gas and defence industries. WFN Strategies has been selected by the submarine telecommunications industry association SubOptic to act as media partner in support of its upcoming conference in Yokohama in 2010, and publishes Submarine Telecoms Forum (www.subtelforum.com), the industry's first electronic, dedicated magazine and RSS Feed.