Eurobites: Work Starts on Cameroon-Nigeria Link

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: deadline set for Serbian bids; WiTCOM chooses ADVA's ROADM tech; Telecom Italia plugs into smart metering program.

  • Huawei Marine Networks Co. Ltd. has begun work on the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS), which will link Kribi in Cameroon with Lagos in Nigera, spanning a distance of 1,100km. According to Huawei, the NCSCS will provide 12.8 Tbit/s of capacity to broadband users in both countries by the end of the year.

  • The Serbian government will announce which companies can make binding offers for a 58% stake in Telekom Srbija a.d. after August 17, reports Reuters. The news agency's sources said last week that Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) and Telekom Austria Group were interested in the stake, but the government is refusing to say who has made non-binding offers, the deadline for which was August 2.

  • German carrier WiTCOM is deploying ADVA Optical Networking 's FSP3000 ROADM technology to upgrade its fixed network in the greater Frankfurt area. WiTCOM serves residential and business customers with data center interconnect and other services.

  • Power company Enel has chosen Telecom Italia (TIM) 's mobile network for its smart metering program. As part of the project, Enel is intending to obtain an MVNO license from the Italian government, as it owns the new SIMs and manages their installation.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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