Mobile operator Unitel this last week landed the northern submarine cable in the city of Cabinda, as part of the project to extend the quality of its services in the region.
The submarine cable is part of the planned fibre optic network, which connects the provinces of Cabinda and Zaire, via two distinct routes.
At the cable’s landing, in the Manqui Seco coastal area, Unitel’s director and deputy director general for the technical area, José Safeca, said that the aim was connectivity with Unitel’s national fibre optic network to allow the supply of mobile or fixed high speed telecommunications services with Cabinda province and an improvement of internet access services, domestic and international business communications.
He also said that it was a system designed, with enough capacity to provide services to other telecommunications and internet access operators, national and governmental security systems, military and others.
He also said that the project included the possibility of providing high capacity fibre optic services to several oil platforms.
In his turn, the Cabinda deputy governor for the Technical Sector and Infrastructures, Guilherme Pereira, said that, with the arrival of the undersea cable in Cabinda, telecommunications would see substantial improvements and would allow for more quality internet and mobile phone services in the region.
He stressed that the Government will continue to collaborate with Unitel so that its projects bring development to the whole province and that the communication signal arrives in perfect conditions throughout the province.
The first phase of the project is due to be concluded in the first week of August this year.
In Cabinda, as part of improving services, Unitel last May extended the 4G signal in the northernmost municipality of Cabinda, Buco-Zau, having previously done so in the Cabinda headquarters and Malembo commune, as well as in Dinge commune, in Cacongo municipality.
With more than 14 thousand kilometres of fibre optic throughout the country, Unitel has been a true engine of technological development, by providing a network capable of supporting the transmission of voice and data calls with quality, reliability and speed of transmission, indispensable factors for the success and excellence of the services provided to customers.