ASN Marine on behalf of Alcatel Submarine Networks has been contracted to undertake an emergency repair of the Globacom-1 (GLO-1) submarine fibre optic cable in UK territorial waters.
The subsea cable system GLO-1 stretches from UK across West Africa and has landing points in Nigeria, London and Lisbon.
It is a 9,800 km cable, developed by Globacom and Alcatel-Lucent.
The C/S Ile d’Aix cable laying vessel is scheduled to arrive on site on February 16, to start the repair works.
The cable repair will take approximately seven days depending upon weather or other operational conditions, Kis Orca informed.
The GLO-1 cable has a capacity of 2.5Tbps.