E-marine bags the prestigious MARS project to connect islands in East Africa

Cable to cover 700km across two islands in the Indian Ocean on East Africa

  

Abu Dhabi: E-marine, the leading company in providing marine engineering and installation services for submarine cables in the region, bagged a contract from Huawei Marine Networks to install the ‘Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System’ (MARS), which covers a distance of 700 km connecting two islands in the Indian Ocean.

The MARS cable will help boost internet connectivity through the provision of high-speed, large capacity bandwidth between the two islands located off the coast of East Africa.

Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer, E-marine said: “E-marine has worked on several local and international projects in the past providing an infrastructure that is robust and is able to meet the high capacity requirements of that country or region. We are committed to efficiently manage and implement these large-scale projects with innovative technologies and solutions. E-marine looks forward to work with Huawei Marine Networks on the MARS project which will bring enhanced connectivity to the East African region.”

Mike Constable, Chief Executive of Huawei Marine said,“As a global provider of submarine network solutions, Huawei Marine is pleased to partner again with E-Marine to deploy our high-speed submarine cable infrastructure which will help facilitate further economic development in the region”.
E-marine has worked on several projects across the region and maintains more than 100,000 km of submarine cables.

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About E-marine
E-marine is the trusted principal provider of submarine cable solutions.  With over three decades of submarine cabling experience, E-marine has pioneered the development of the region’s subsea cable infrastructure through its wide range of reliable solutions for the telecommunications and off-shore energy industries.

With unrivalled expertise in submarine cable installation and maintenance, E-marine’s highly competent professionals also undertake submarine route surveys, cable transportation, consultancy, ROV inspection and burial and related operations for regional and international clients across the globe. The company has a fleet of four fully equipped cable ships, one Multi-Purpose Vessel and a special purpose vessel with strategically located cable and storage depots in Hamriyah, UAE and Salalah, Oman.

About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.
Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Combining the substantial expertise of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates the state-of-the-art optical transmission technology and 160 years of marine engineering and installation excellence, with a strong commitment to the development of innovative submarine cable network solutions throughout the globe. Huawei Marine delivers highly reliable, cost-effective turnkey submarine cable system solutions incorporating system design, integration and installation services with an on-going focus and commitment to customer support for network operators.
For more information, please contact: public@huaweimarine.com or visit www.huaweimarine.com

Press release issued by Corporate Communication Department – Etisalat
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Nancy Sudheer,
Corporate Communications – Etisalat
Email nsudheer@etisalat.ae

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