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North Submarine Cable System inaugurated in Cabinda

This Thursday, February 9th, the inauguration of the North Submarine Cable System (UNSC) took place, which will make it possible to extend and connect the national fiber optic network to all provinces.

: Angop

The said system was inaugurated by the Minister of State for the Social Area, Dalva Ringote - whose ceremony took place on Magui Seco beach -, who classified this action as a landmark for enabling areas of neighboring countries to have access to these services and also highlighted that this system is a relevant structure within the framework of the country's economy and that it will stimulate other domains, such as education, energy and agriculture, writes Angop.

Dalva Ringote, quoted by Angop, also took the opportunity to make an appeal for good use, reasonable and controlled use of the system, also recommending its maintenance.

On the occasion, Mário Augusto, Minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Social Communication, also quoted by Angop, considered that this project will enable the connection with the rest of the country, making the country more connected from Cabinda to Cunene in terms of telecommunications.

The initiative, also advanced the holder of the portfolio of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Social Communication, makes Angola's telecommunications, in the current world situation, a value that allows its development and progress to reach other countries considering the activity of the sector in all the parties, writes Angop.

He also stressed that the Executive's commitment is the growth of this area: "The Government's commitment is the growth of this important area on which some achievements stand out such as Angosat-2 which is allowing an environment for development and business and partnerships with other countries in the southern region", he said, quoted by Angop.

According to a press release, to which VerAngola had access, Unitel's system concerns "a planned network of cables that connect the provinces of Cabinda and Zaire through two different routes", with "one segment using repeaters that will connect Cacongo and N'zeto, while another segment without the use of repeaters will connect Cabinda and Soyo".

The UNSC, about 950 kilometers long and with a performance capacity of 38.4 Tbit/s, will "provide greater quality of communication in Cabinda, promote digital transformation in Angola and strongly support the promotion of the national development strategy of ICT".

The note also mentions that this cable will also "create connectivity between downstream and upstream provided by Unitel's national fiber optic network, to allow the provision of high-speed mobile or fixed telecommunications services to the province of Cabinda, improve access to the Internet and to domestic and international business communications services".

This system, advances the statement, is designed with sufficient capacity to provide services to other telecommunications operators, Internet access service operators, national and government security systems, military systems, among others.

"It also includes the possibility of providing high-capacity fiber optic services to various oil platforms", says the note.

Thus, the system will "also provide interconnection points along the route for connections with surrounding oil and gas platforms, to meet the needs of oil companies, such as maintaining real-time contact with offshore platforms and automated remote management, having direct impact on the production efficiency of oil companies and on the improvement of the quality of life of platform workers", adds the statement.

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