Flexenclosure to deploy two eCentre cable landing stations for SSCC in Samoa

Stockholm, Sweden, and Apia, Samoa
27th February 2017

Telecom infrastructure specialist Flexenclosure has received an order for two of its trademark eCentre data centre solutions from  Samoa Submarine Cable Company Limited (SSCC).  They will be deployed as cable landing stations terminating the new submarine TUI-Samoa cable at Vavaisse and Tuasivi.

Following the contract signing in Hawaii in January, construction of the cable landing stations has already begun at Flexenclosure’s factory in Sweden and the ground breaking ceremonies have taken place in Samoa.  Operational deployment and full commissioning of both eCentres is planned for June of this year.

The eCentres will terminate the new submarine TUI-Samoa cable, connecting Samoa, Fiji, and Wallis and Futuna.  The TUI-Samoa cable will reduce the current dependence on satellite communications and accelerate the launch of innovative new services.

”Samoan people and the region will benefit from fast, reliable and affordable Internet which will open up opportunities for social and economic development, ” said Emmanuel Delanoue, CEO, SSCC.  ”Given the national importance of this project, we chose Flexenclosure to supply the cable landing stations as they have a very strong track-record in deploying turnkey, customised and ruggedized solutions able to withstand the harshest of weather conditions like those of the Pacific.  We are happy to see the contribution of Flexenclosure in providing scalable and cost effective solutions even to remote places like Samoa.”

Expanding in Oceania

“We are very excited to be a part of such a transformational project for the country and people of Samoa,” said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure.  ”eCentre is the world’s most versatile data centre building and we expect to see significant growth of our cable landing station business over the coming months and years.”

Flexenclosure is a specialist in prefabricated eCentre cable landing stations specifically for the submarine cable industry. They can be built to accommodate permanent staff or to be unmanned 24 x7 facilities. And with eCentre’s modular construction, facilities can easily be expanded to accommodate additional equipment as data traffic grows, all without interrupting on-going operations.

Flexenclosure has pioneered the deployment of prefabricated data centre technology into many developing nations in Africa, Latin America and Asia, as well as managing projects in Europe.  The upcoming deployment of the two eCentres in Samoa expands Flexenclosure’s presence in the Pacific region.

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Ground breaking ceremony in Samoa attended by the Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Fiame Naomi, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, the Minister of Finance, Chairman of SSCC and representatives of Southern Cross, the World Bank and Asia Development Bank.

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For additional information please contact:
David King
CEO, Flexenclosure
Phone: +46 510 427 000
Email: david.king@flexenclosure.com

Emmanuel Delanoue
CEO, Samoa Submarine Cable Company Ltd
Phone: +685 777 4221
Email: ceo@ssccsamoa.com

About Flexenclosure

Flexenclosure provides sustainable Internet infrastructure for emerging markets – designing and manufacturing prefabricated data centre buildings and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry. The company provides systems that are fully integrated, modular, factory tested for reliability, adaptable to local conditions and quick to install.

eCentre is a state-of-the art, custom-designed, prefabricated and pre-integrated data centre building that is fast to deploy, energy efficient and fully future proofed. eCentre technical facilities provide flexible and easily expandable white space and have been certified up to Tier IV level.

eSite x10 is the world’s first hybrid power system purpose-built for outdoor telecom sites and to outdoor telecom standards.  It is a patented, sealed, tamper-proof unit with passive convection cooling, no filters, no moving parts and it requires no maintenance.  eSite x10 is the future of hybrid power.

Flexenclosure was founded in 1989. The company is based in Vara, Sweden, headquartered in Stockholm and has additional offices in Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria and South Africa. Customers include ACS, Airtel, Apollo Towers, IHS Towers, Millicom, MTN, Vodacom and Zain.