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Submarine Cable Agreement

In most cases, cable laying contracts are signed with the condition of continued maintenance of the entire cable system, which means that the same contractor will continue to support the operation of the cable after installation. In addition to the installation of cables, the contractor must also proceed with the construction of terminals and other surrounding facilities, and contracts generally provide relevant information about these stations/s and when they must be ready to be put into service. The parts determine the life of the cable – how many years the wiring system will be in effect under normal operating and operating conditions. The average lifespan of underwater cables is 25 years, but may vary due to changing technologies, cable length, location and environmental conditions. Telecom Egypt will be the first to provide St. Helena with a fibre-optic connection to the rest of the world, which is a decisive step on the island`s path to economic growth. The cable will be delivered to the island by early 2022, along with the accompanying high-speed internet. November 02, 2020: Telecom Egypt and St. Helena Government (SHG) have signed an agreement to link the island to Telecom Egypt`s underwater system via the Equiano underwater wiring system. All underwater cable installation projects begin with a detailed measurement of the cable route, including land and marine areas. To achieve these objectives, the parties agree on the design and length of the cable, the wiring of this work and the likely days will be used for installation. However, only an approximate installation period can be agreed at the time the contract is signed, as this period may be extended due to technical and administrative delays. These delays could include bypassing cables to avoid environmental sensitivity zones, removing non-service cables, paying royalties to local authorities, etc.

The same goes for the sum of security issues. It can vary considerably and, to avoid access disputes, the parties sometimes agree to a maximum additional payment allowed due to the road diversion. Another option the buyer could choose is to conduct a route survey under a separate contract that precedes the cable installation contract. Parties often limit their responsibility to submarine cables that mislead contracts. In any event, the parties agree, whether because of an infringement, legal guarantees and obligations, or in some other way, that the liability of the buyer and the contractor does not exceed a certain percentage of the contract price. However, if the client does not pay the amounts agreed in certain terms of the contract (agreed by the parties), the contractor may, among other corrective measures, suspend the execution of the contract work.

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