Friday, November 20, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent Deploys End-to-End Communications for Angola Gas Plant

Alcatel-Lucent has secured a USD12 million contract with engineering firm Bechtel for the deployment of integrated telecoms infrastructure to support a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Angola.
Under the contract, the French-US supplier will design and implement a fibre-optic cable network, satellite communications, data and voice LAN supporting VoIP telephony, UHF radio and VHF marine radio systems for the onshore and offshore operations of Angola LNG Limited's new plant, scheduled for launch in early 2012.
Angola LNG's part-owner, national oil company Sonangol, has its own telecoms division, MSTelcom (including Nexus), which provides fixed line and broadband services in addition to owning a 25% stake in Angola's largest mobile operator Unitel as well as a share in the Angola Cable fibre-optic consortium.

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