French infrastructure provider Alcatel-Lucent has completed the rollout of Maroc Télécom’s new submarine cable network linking Asilah in northwest Morocco with Marseille, France. The Atlas Offshore cable was built under a USD34 million turnkey contract awarded to Alcatel-Lucent in July 2006. It is designed to strengthen Maroc Télécom’s regional connectivity, increase international broadband capacity, and raise its ability to develop new high speed services The cable has an initial capacity of 40Gbps (expandable to a maximum 320Gbp), allowing simultaneous transmission of 500,000 voice calls. The Moroccan incumbent has said that the new system will support a rise in call centre traffic, with positive spin-offs for the local economy.
Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.
Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to email@example.com.
Browse Past Issues
Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.
Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.
CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:
- International carriers
- Wholesale service providers
- Equipment and software vendors
- Telecom investors