LION (cable system)

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Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION)
Landing points
Total length 1000 km
Design capacity 1.28 terabits per second
Date of first use 2009

Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION) is a submarine communications cable system that connects Madagascar, Réunion, and Mauritius.[1] It is 1,000 kilometres long.[1] It is capable of delivering up to 1.28 terabits per second.[1] The project was financed by a consortium made up of Orange Madagascar, Mauritius Telecom and France Telecom S.A..[1]

It has cable landing points at:[2][3]

The cable will subsequently be extended to Nyali, Mombasa in Kenya with a LION2 branch connecting Mayotte.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Orange inaugurates the new submarine cable LION in Reunion and continues its strategy to develop broadband internet in the Indian Ocean" (PDF) (Press release). Orange. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  2. ^ LION optical fiber submarine cable system
  3. ^ LION Greg's Cable Map
  4. ^ LION2 Greg's Cable Map
  5. ^ LION2 planned for Indian Ocean Telegeography, September 24, 2010