Power feed equipment
This power feed equipment, produced at Alcatel-Lucent's Greenwich facility, is destined to be deployed where the WACS line comes ashore in Congo. This is the kit that powers the repeaters along a submarine cable.
Alcatel-Lucent's Dumont said he expects the big African deployment to wind down around 2012 for the cable part, after which a second wave of transmission backhaul will be rolled out.
"We think Asia will be next--there is [capacity] but not so many connection points," Dumont said. "China has a lot of needs, as do small countries like Vietnam. The west of Australia also has very little connectivity."
September 5, 2010 6:00 AM PDT
Photo by: David Meyer/ZDNet UK
| Caption by: David Meyer
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