The good news is that we have now moved into the Testing stage, which consists of the following phases:
Phase 1 – Stand-alone testing: tests all the equipment in each of the landing stations.
Phase 2 – Segment commissioning: Alcatel-Lucent’s engineers test every segment of the cable individually. A complementary set of test are then conducted by WIOCC-EASSy’s engineers.
Phase 3 – Network commissioning: tests the entire system end-to-end.
Once commissioning is complete, we will then be ready to start testing the provisioning of real services end-to-end across the system.
In terms of progress, Phase 1 is already complete and we are now moving into Phase 2, leaving us on track to connect the first customers’ traffic in July.