WFN Strategies has been contracted by Windward Telecom Ltd of Trinidad and Tobago to provide network planning and design services for the Trinidad Offshore Fibre Electronics (TOFFE) project. WFN Strategies will oversee the development of a network architecture which meets the needs of the offshore oil and gas industry operating in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as perform an initial cable route study.
Windward Telecom's TOFFE project will provide managed IP, Ethernet and leased line services to strategic oil and gas assets located off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago. Up to thirty offshore platforms owned by several major operators will receive secure and reliable communications services. The TOFFE network will permit extension to deeper water and will be capable of providing service to drilling platforms on an interim basis as well as permanent services to production platforms.
Windward Telecom is a licensed carrier of telecommunications services using dedicated high-capacity fibre optic cable routes to provide wholesale, commercial and retail customers with voice and data services to and from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and adjacent markets in the Eastern Caribbean. Subject to the implementation of equal access technologies in Trinidad and Tobago in 2Q09, Windward Telecom will introduce international long distance services which will significantly reduce the cost of international telecommunications for local residents.
* WFN Strategies provides telecommunications business and engineering support for remote and unique communications requirements in oil, gas and defence. It accomplishes projects involving submarine and terrestrial optical cable, microwave/WiMAX/WiFi, mobile, and satellite and RF technologies. WFN Strategies has been selected by the submarine telecommunications industry association SubOptic, to act as Media Partner in support of its upcoming conference in Yokohama in 2010, and publishes Submarine Telecoms Forum (the industry's first electronic dedicated magazine).