E-Marine signs up with EASSy for maintenance services

Africa’s EASSy takes measures ensuring system reliability and downtime risks mitigation

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E-Marine signs up with EASSy for maintenance services E-Marine inks deal with Africa's EASSy to maintain up to 8,600 km stretch of submarine cable network (Getty Images)
By  Nithyasree Trivikram Published  August 11, 2010

E-Marine, the region's leader in submarine cable deployment, maintenance and repair, has signed an agreement with East African Submarine System (EASSy), one of the biggest submarine cable systems linking Africa to the rest of the world, to maintain up to 8,600 km stretch of the EASSy submarine cable network.

The agreement also includes E-Marine providing secure storage for supplies and accessories in its state-of-the-art Bonded Cable Depot in the Port of Salalah, Oman.

The EASSy cable network, owned and operated by a group of African and international telecom operators, is a 10,500 km submarine cable system constructed along the east coast of Africa, which was formally launched this month. This cable system is expected to immensely improve access to high-performance Internet, business and mobile-phone data services in 21 African countries while also boosting connectivity for international markets.

Omar Bin Kalban, managing director and CEO of E-Marine said that EASSy is one of the breakthrough cable projects in the region, and the company is committed to delivering the highest level of maintenance services to EASSy and its customers.

Trevor Martins, Chairman of the EASSy Management Committee, said: "EASSy is a critical cable route upon which millions of people will come to depend on, and hence we require a partner with the expertise, resources and successful track record to ensure the reliability of the system and mitigate against any downtime risks. We are confident of achieving this with the support of E-Marine and will ensure that the EASSy communities are fully connected and are able to secure a better future."

E-Marine has secured many regional and international contracts for maintenance and storage services running to more than 55,000 km of submarine cables from the Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, East Africa and Red Sea.

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