The Brazilian diplomat, Vivian Loss Sanmartin, was speaking in Kribi, as she visited the Kribi Cable Landing Station that is hosting the South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL).
“The cable lands in Fortaleza-Brazil, which is already a major hub for digital technology. Cameroon thus have the essential tool to eventually become the Telecom hub in Central Africa.” Ambassador Vivian Loss Sanmartin said.
The Brazilian Ambassador was accompanied to Kribi by the General Manager of Camtel, Judith Yah Sunday Epse Achidi, who confirmed that the South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) that was under construction since 2018 is now fully operational connecting nations and continents.
“This is a link that will permit Camtel to be the hub in Central Africa and the West African coast, and will connect all the African countries to Latin America” Judith Yah Sunday, told reporters in Kribi.
Both Camtel’s General Manager and the Brazilian diplomat acknowledged the fact that with the existence of the (SAIL), connections will be done directly between most African nations and Latin America without passing through Europe and the US as was the case in the past. This equally comes with added advantages.
“We are all going to gain in connection speed, the quality of data transmission and at low cost.” Says Judith Yah Sunday.
While corroborating the GM, the head of the business unit in charge of transportation at Camtel, Mpoundi Ngolle George, declared that;
“The real impact of this project lies in the huge opportunities created by the digital exchanges it open between the two countries, connecting the world efficiently and effectively”
The visit to the Kribi Cable Landing Station on August 27, 2021 was in line with Camtel’s vision to vulgarize the important infrastructure in Cameroon’s digital transformation.
On the spot to welcome the delegation from Yaounde was South Regional Governor, Felix Nguele Nguele, and local administrative authorities.
After Kribi, Camtel intends to effect a trip to Brazil with same objective of selling the advantages of the SAIL to the business community in Brazil for potential transactions and deals.
“Camtel is actually preparing a visit to Brazil to meet with economic operators and sell the advantages of the South Atlantic Inter Link, we discussed it recently with officials of the Ministry of External Relations, and I am glad to say that Brazil will do all to support the trip.” Ambassador Sanmartin declared.
The South Atlantic Inter Link
“The Kribi Cable Landing Station is like the principal digital airport in the Central Africa Sub region, from where other destinations open like to Nigeria and the rest of West Africa.” Says Mpoundi George.
Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) cable will run 6,000km from Kribi in Cameroon to Fortaleza, the Brazilian town that is becoming a hub for subsea cables. SAIL, with four fibre pairs, has a design capacity of 32 Tbps (4X80X100Gbps.)
The Cable Landing Station, hosting the SAIL is a R+1 main anti-siesmic building, constructed according to the Datacenter standards, with a power equipment and technical equipment sites, + offices, meeting rooms, air conditioning + fire water tank, including auxillary buildings for power (DG+Transfomers) and sanitary water tank.