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E-marine wins Huawei Marine Networks contract

August 2018

E-marine, a leading firm in providing marine engineering and installation services for submarine cables in the region, recently bagged a contract from Huawei Marine Networks to install the ‘Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System’ (Mars).

Mars covers a distance of 700 km connecting two islands in the Indian Ocean, said a statement from the company.

The Mars cable will help boost internet connectivity through the provision of high-speed, large capacity bandwidth between the two islands located off the coast of East Africa, it said.

Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, chief executive officer, E-marine, said: “We have worked on several local and international projects in the past providing an infrastructure that is robust and is able to meet the high capacity requirements of that country or region.”

“We are committed to efficiently manage and implement these large-scale projects with innovative technologies and solutions. Our company looks forward to work with Huawei Marine Networks on the Mars project which will bring enhanced connectivity to the East African region,” he added.

Mike Constable, chief executive of Huawei Marine, said: “As a global provider of submarine network solutions, we are pleased to partner again with E-Marine to deploy our high-speed submarine cable infrastructure which will help facilitate further economic development in the region.”

E-marine has worked on several projects across the region and maintains more than 100,000 km of submarine cables, it stated.  




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