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HMN Tech Completes Marine Installation of SHARE Cable

HMN Tech has announced that it has realized the marine deployment of the Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express (SHARE) submarine cable system, with landfalls in both Senegal and Cape Verde.

Financed by the Senegalese State and operated by the Agence De l’Informatique de l’Etat (ADIE), the 720km system transmits a total design capacity of 16Tbps between Dakar Senegal, and Praia in Cape Verde. With a ready for service date in Q1 2022, the SHARE cable will supplement onward connectivity to Europe and South America via other international submarine cables that land in Cape Verde. Future connectivity to other nations in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is also possible by incorporation of a branching unit into the SHARE cable system.

HMN Pic2“SHARE Cable, the first submarine optical cable totally owned by the Senegalese State, offers a great strategic opportunity to Senegal and the west African region to have more Internet capacities and better resilience. Directly connecting to Cape Verde, Senegal is anticipating becoming one of the Internet hubs in West Africa. ADIE, by operating a low-latency, high-quality and large-capacity optical submarine cable, is ready to provide to network operators and ISP enough Internet bandwidth that can benefits to both local residents and businesses to boost the digital economy development,” said Mr. Cheikh BAKHOUM, CEO of Agence De l’Informatique de l’Etat.

“We are pleased to achieve completion of marine installation activities which, in these challenging pandemic times is a testament to the deep working relationships with all our partners and ADIE. The SHARE cable will boost the region's digital economy and facilitate the development of Smart Senegal,” said Ma Yanfeng, Executive Vice President. "HMN Tech remains committed to developing reliable innovative technology that promotes industry evolution and accelerates the world’s digital transformation.”

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