Huawei Marine announced today that it has contracted with China Unicom and Camtel to construct the South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) submarine cable system connecting Cameroon and Brazil, which marks the official commencement of the SAIL implementation phase.  

Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping, CEO of China Unicom Lu Yimin, and Camtel General Manager David Nkote attended the signing ceremony in Shanghai, China.

SAIL Supply Contract Signing Ceremony

Backed by investment from China Unicom and Camtel, the SAIL cable system links Kribi, Cameroon and Fortaleza, Brazil, a length of 6000km. Adopting Huawei Marine’s advanced 100G technology, the system has 4 fiber pairs and a design capacity of 32Tbit/s. When competed, the system will provide reliable, high-quality intercontinental telecommunications infrastructure to support growth in these two developing regions.

SAIL Cable Map

Lu Yimin, CEO of China Unicom said: “China has strategic partnerships with Africa and South America. SAIL cable system not only provides high-quality international telecommunication services to countries in these two continent, but also better serves Chinese companies to develop their business in these region. ”

Camtel General Manager David Nkote said: “It is a great pleasure to partner with China Unicom and Huawei Marine on building the SAIL cable system. When it completed, it will provide new international connectivity, to facilitate bandwidth demand between Africa and South America and support the booming economies in the two continents.”