BEIJING, CHINA – Aug. 11th, 2016 – CAMTEL and China Unicom signed the Construction and Maintenance Agreement (C&MA) for the South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) Cable. This signing ceremony formally sets up the SAIL Consortium.

Spanning around 6,000 km, the SAIL Cable Network will link Kribi (Cameroon) with connectivity to Fortaleza (Brazil). Using state-of-the-art 100G technology and innovative Titanium submarine Repeater to achieve high performance and reliability in the transmission of multiple wavelength channel signals on multiple fibre pairs, the 100G-repeated cable system will deliver up to 32 Tb/s of capacity.

SAIL will be designed to interconnect with other cable systems in the region to maximize the throughput of data, as well as to support future upgrades. The system’s targeted Ready-for- Service in the autumn of 2018.

SAIL Cable Map

Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL) is a state-owned corporation operating in the electronic communications sector in Cameroon, specially on fixed and mobile communications services. It operates in a highly competitive environment marked by constant innovation.
In recent years, the Cameroonian telecommunications sector has undergone far-reaching technological changes, one of the landmarks of such changes in Cameroon being the mobile telephony operators' switch to next generation networks. CAMTEL is adapting to this context and adjusting its strategy to meet the expectations relating to profitability, accessibility, and availability of service that are incumbent upon the company as the secular arm of the State in the telecommunications sector. While keeping its actions consistent with the goals of the Cameroon Growth and Employment Strategy Paper (GESP), the company intends to become "the national leader in broadband services segment and the Digital Hub of Central Africa" in the short term, building on a Strategic development plan of networks and services.

About China Unicom
China United Network Communications Group Co.,Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, ICT, data
communications, domestic and international communications facilities, satellite service, network access service, value-added and system integration services with a modern communication network characterized by nationwide coverage and extensive global reach.
Committed to raising its overall competitiveness and sustainable development capacity and
becoming a world leading provider of broadband communications and information services,China Unicom will further enhance the development of its services, expand its business scope and improve the quality of service while adhering to the market-oriented and customer-focused principle and emphasizing the development of mobile broadband Internet services.